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Neighbors Need Help Shoveling; Can You Lend a Hand?

by Karen Goff — January 25, 2016 at 11:00 am 6 Comments

Snowed in mailbox

Reston Now has been contacted by several elderly residents asking if we could connect them with someone strong who can help them shovel walk, steps and driveways.

Here is the plight of one senior who wrote to Reston Now:

Not a tip but a plea, if you will. I am a 70+ y/o senior citizen in Reston need help getting some help getting my car dug out. Don’t know any entrepreneurial young people so I called 211 where a pleasant person offered a farfax county senior services phone number that is not in service. She also mentioned I might contact a local church to see if they are organizing any volunteer efforts (I called 2.)

I called Herndon Senior Center also and of course all of these organizations were closed due to the storm. I also went online and contacted half- dozen or so services listed under local snow removal on “Angies List” and I still have not been contacted back.

None of this is surprising to be sure given the snow emergency and I am not at an  immediate risk. I am willing to pay.

If you can help (not sure which neighborhood) email [email protected] and we will put you in touch.

Surely there are some people — even some enterprising teens — who will be out with their shovels today.

If you need help or you are offering help, tell us in the comments below. Let us know which category you fall in, what neighborhood you live in and contact info. If you need to be paid or are willing to pay, we will let you work it out offline.

You can put responses here or in the comments on the comments section on Reston Now’s Facebook page.

  • Kelley Westenhoff

    If VDOT would make even a single pass at our street, I’d be over there in a jiffy. Absent that, my car, driveway, porch and even mailbox are dug out, but I’m going nowhere. Sigh.

    • Jan

      Same here, there have been no plows in our neighborhood or working within roughly a mile, checking the Department of Transportation map that updates every 5 minutes.

  • Chuck Morningwood

    I would offer my assistance, but I’m at the office until sunset this evening. Good luck, though.

  • Charles P. Dorfeuille

    I just finished with my neighborhood, and since schools closed today am willing to lend a hand.

  • Katie Joyce

    My husband is a handyman in Reston and has a snowblower. He is available tomorrow (Tuesday).
    Give him a call at 703.726.2924.

    http://Www.davidpasette.com

    • Karen Goff

      Thanks! I will add you to the list.

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