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Adopt-A-Neighbor

Our Adopt-A-Neighbor program offers snow shoveling and/or lawn mowing for residents inside city limits who are physically unable to do so and cannot afford to hire someone.

To Get Help

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If you need assistance, you must register by filling out an assistance application. Please read the guidelines in advance. Once the application is received, letters are sent to your neighbors asking interested volunteers to contact Neighborhood Services. Our goal is to match each neighbor with the same volunteer for the entire shoveling/mowing season. We cannot guarantee we will find a volunteer, and residents are still responsible for proper snow shoveling and lawn mowing.

This service is not available for immediate or same day assistance. Residents must register in advance and we assist linking them with a volunteer. If you need more info, please contact Neighborhood Services.

To Volunteer to Help

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out a volunteer application and read the volunteer guidelines. By volunteering, we expect you will "adopt the neighbor" and help with shoveling and/or lawn mowing for the entire season. Volunteers are required to shovel any sidewalks that are adjacent to the property within 24 hours of accumulation. If they so choose, volunteers can also shovel the driveway and/or a pathway leading to a front door. Volunteers who opt to assist with yard mowing would be required to keep any weeds/grass that are visible from a street, sidewalk or alleyway below 6". If a volunteer is unable to shovel or mow, we ask the volunteer to find a replacement or contact our office.