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Operation Blessing “Snow Buddies” to help residents who need assistance shoveling snow

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Posted at 7:20 AM, Jan 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-08 07:53:21-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Operation Blessing “Snow Buddies” will help residents who don’t have the resources to shovel show.

This includes elderly citizens, people with disabilities, pregnant wives of deployed active-duty military, single moms and patients who need to make it to medical appointments.

Residents who need assistance may call Operation Blessing at 757-274-8650 to fill out a work request for free volunteer help. Residents may also fill the work request out in person at 977 Centerville Turnpike in Virginia Beach.

Volunteers will start assisting people Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

Residents who request the service must be at home when the volunteers arrive to sign the work order form that gives teams permission to be on your property. Volunteers will not be able to do any work without a form signed by the home owner.

Priority will be given on volunteer ability.

If you’d like to help, meet the at the Operation Blessing Mobile Command Center at the CBN parking lot, located at 977 Centerville Turnpike in Virginia Beach.

Orientation times are at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 and Monday, January 9. Operation Blessing will provide snow shovels, tools, work coordination, lunch and an Operation Blessing t-shirt. The volunteer phone number is 757-374-0944.