“Snow Angels” help Winona County seniors dig out

Winona Friendship Center and Habitat for Humanity team up to help older adults with snow removal.

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT)– There may not be enough snow on the ground yet, but there are already plenty of snow angels in Winona County.

Winona Friendship Center and Habitat for Humanity are teaming up to help older adults with snow removal.  Older can adults struggle to safely remove snow from their sidewalks and driveways, and risk injury if attempting to do so alone.

If they don’t remove the snow, Winona residents can be fined. That’s where the snow angels step in. Winona County resident 60 and older can reach out to the Friendship Center to apply for some help. No one is turned away. “There is a sliding fee scale, but no one is turned away for inability to pay. We ask everyone to sign up if they think it could be useful, whether or not paying the fee is possible for them”, explains Exec. Dir. of Habitat for Humanity for Winona-Fillmore Amanda Hedlend.

Habitat is also recruiting volunteers for the snow angel program.