Snow Brings Out Volunteers to Shovel, Deliver Food

Snow Brings Out Volunteers to Shovel, Deliver Food

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Kimberly Houk ReportingSometimes it takes a giant snowstorm to bring a community together. A lot of volunteers came together today to help dig out people who've been snowed in for the past five days. Not only did volunteers shovel snow, but they also delivered blankets and hot meals.

Earlier today KSL talked to a woman who couldn't make it out of her driveway, the snow was so thick. But thanks to the hard work of some volunteer shovelers, her drive-way is now clear and so is her sidewalk.

Mary Fox: “I can't believe it. I've never seen anything like it before. I've been doing it myself for years, but I can't anymore. "

Mary Fox hasn't been able to drive down her driveway or walk safely down her steps for the past five days. She needed help and she called the Red Cross. Within hours of Mary's phone call several volunteers showed up with shovels.

Adam Bellamy, Volunteer: “It’s fun to volunteer and help people out that need it. Not everybody is fortunate to have two young boys and a young neighbor in the area to help them out.”

Red Cross: “They're desperate. When I did tell one woman right away that we'd someone over to shovel her driveway, she started to sob on the phone, because she was so grateful."

John Neerings has been out braving the weather since Friday. He’s delivering close to 50 hot meals today.

John Neerings, Meals on Wheels: “On Friday, we were about the only ones up here. I had a four wheel drive truck and we were plowing snow with the front bumper getting up to the top of the street. Quite a few of the people are very surprised that we're even out here doing this. A lot of them call us angels."

If you know someone who can't get out of their home and they need a hot meal or some help shoveling snow, you can call the American Red Cross. They have volunteer shovelers standing by to help. And Meal on Wheels will deliver food to anyone who can't leave their home.

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