Lend a hand to the snowbound
As we all sweat and struggle to break free of all this snow and ice and resume our normal routines, let's try to remember those who can't get through this alone.
I just received this reminder from a reader. She asked me not to use her name or to mention the jurisdiction where she works because it's not an official statement. Just a heartfelt one:
"Please mention somewhere for folks to look out for any neighbors, friends or relatives that are elderly or disabled or both. We at the Emergency Operations Center are taking hundreds and hundreds of phone calls from elderly and/or disabled people who are looking for someone to just shovel off their front steps or clean off their cars so that they can get out.
"We have very limited resources - right now it's up to volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles to get some dialysis patients to the doctors. Or for medical emergencies.
"We have no volunteers to speak of to clean off cars and shovel walks. If everyone who is able-bodied helped one person who isn't , most folks would be OK."
(SUN PHOTO/Barbara Haddock Taylor)