Volunteers Help Elderly Dig Out Of Snow

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)- Ever since Topeka's 13 inch snowfall, elderly and disabled Topekans have asked how they can get help shoveling snow to get out of their driveways.

82- year-old Barbara Johnson needs to take her medications everyday.

"I just got to get that medicine. I don't like to let it get that low," she says.

Barbara has had to leave her car inside her garage for a week. She hasn't been able to drive to get the medications she needs because of the 3 feet mound of snow blocking her driveway.

"I was trying to think of ways I could get that shoveled out. I pretty much do everything myself, but that I was scared to tackle," said Barbara.

So, she called the City for snow removal assistance and Tuesday, "Keeping America Beautiful" volunteer Jacob Perez came to plow and shovel her driveway.

"I feel great that I am able to help somebody out. I believe strong in your community and to help out," said Jacob.

Barbara is relived she can finally leave the house to get her medicine.

"Real grateful! I really appreciate it. I really appreciate it," she said.

If you need your driveway cleared or know of any elderly, or disabled people that need snow removal assistance with their driveways or sidewalks, you can call the City at 368-3711 from 8 a.m. - 5p.m. through Wednesday.