A Snowy Hello!
Back in the day, our mothers told us to grab a snow shovel and knock on the neighbors' doors to see if help was needed shoveling steps and walkways. Across Rhode Island, this tradition of kindness will be repeated 1000's of times today and
tomorrow, providing aid and strengthening bonds of trust in our communities.
Not everyone has a neighbor, however, and Serve Rhode Island seeks volunteers in the areas of Cranston, Pawtucket, Providence, and Warwick for its SAFE-D program. In it's fifth year of service, the Storm Assistance for the Elderly and Disabled program is a key project within Serve Rhode Island's Disaster Response role. Many of Rhode Island's elderly and disabled residents face particular hardships in the winter season. During heavy snow fall, the physical and financial burden of removing snow can be too much. Residents who are stuck in their homes face missed medical appointments, running out of food or medication, and the physical hazard of slipping on snow or ice. Last year over 500 RI residents qualified for help, and that need continues to grow.
To become a SAFE-D volunteer or to learn more about the program, click the link below, or simply be a good neighbor and help out the house next door.
Creating a sense of community around you and coming together to help each other is a great way to spend a snowy day. Serving your community could start today!
Be safe out there,
Serve Rhode Island