A Letter From Mark Redfield, Director, Department of Public Works:
As the winter months approach, we are aware of the difficulties that many Jersey City residents face when it snows. Senior citizens are among those who are the most affected by harsh weather conditions and the physical toll that often accompanies shoveling snow. Unfortunately, many seniors have no one to assist them and are not able to afford professional services. This has an enormous impact on the quality of life for all Jersey City residents. That is why I have been working on assembling a volunteer-driven initiative called: JC Shovels.
JC Shovels aims to recruit a team of volunteers City-wide to assist in the shoveling of low- income, elderly home-owners who face physical restrictions that impair their ability to remove snow from their property. Our hope is to have Neighborhood and Block Associations, Park groups, and High School students to assist us with the execution of this important initiative so that it can be as successful as possible.
Attached you will find a volunteer form. We ask that all interested volunteers fill out the form in its entirety and return to us by November 2nd so that we can better understand how many volunteers we have and how many qualifying seniors we can serve this winter season. Please feel free to direct any additional inquiries to Patrick Ambrossi and Cynthia Slaughter at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. We look forward to working with you to insure a better quality of life for all Jersey City Residents.CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION FORM