The snowflakes are about to arrive along with cold temperatures (brrr!). Why not start a community Snow Angel campaign? It’s a great campaign to get involved and help neighbours. By shovelling snow for each other you can encourage other neighbours to take care of one another!
Benefits of Snow Angels
- People who are less mobile may fear losing the homes they love or having to leave the communities they’ve lived in for years if they are unable to keep their sidewalks clear. By removing snow for neighbours, you may be able to help them feel secure staying in their homes.
- Paramedics experience a dramatic increase in heart-related calls after heavy snowfalls. Cold air and heavy lifting can cause strain on the heart which leads to cardiac distress, especially for the elderly or those with physical ailments.
- Social isolation can contribute to a low quality of life. For some, daily interactions with Snow Angels provide a source of community inclusion and pride.
- Neighbours who know each other are less likely to be victims of crime as people look out for those they know.
Remember residents have just 24 hours after a snow fall to remove snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property.
For more information, you can find it on the Federation of Calgary Communities website (calgarycommunities.com) under the Building Safe Communities menu item.