News from Kamloops

November 7, 2013

Snow Angels Program Returns to Kamloops

Kamloops, B.C. - Snow Angels are back! And we're ready to go again after a successful 2012 season assisting seniors (60+) and individuals with mobility challenges with snow removal from their driveways and sidewalks. Last year, the Seniors Outreach Society Snow Angel volunteers assisted more than 170 seniors in Kamloops with snow removal services.

The program goal is to support seniors to continue to live independently in their own home for as long as possible. The Snow Angel program is headed by the Seniors Outreach Society (SOS) and works closely with the City of Kamloops for volunteer recruitment. Currently, most volunteers are City employees, but SOS wants to challenge the community to get involved and support your neighbours.

Last year, a number of Sahali, Aberdeen, Dallas, and some North Shore neighbourhood residents were unable to access the program due to lack of volunteer support in these areas. SOS is asking for Kamloops residents in these areas to help fill this gap.

To become a volunteer, please contact Harjeet Dhaliwal, Better at Home Assistant at 250-828-0600 or harjeet@kamseniorsoutreach.ca. Volunteers will be matched with seniors who live in the same area. If volunteers are willing to go out of their area to assist seniors, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

The dedication and effort of Snow Angel volunteers is appreciated and recognized. By volunteering for the Snow Angels program, you make a big difference in the lives of seniors and help in Making Kamloops Shine!

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Media Contact:
Ben Chobater, Community Development Coordinator
City of Kamloops
250-828-3582
bchobater@kamloops.ca