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TMSG: Jackson Snow Squad Helps Dig Out Community

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JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - With snow removal ordinances back in full effect across mid-Michigan, one group of local leaders and volunteers is helping out by helping neighbors clear out.


Linda Marks had been snowed in for a week and woke up to a sound she'd been longing to hear: the calling card of the Jackson Snow Squad!



"Jackson needs some positive stuff going on and this is one of them. I'm glad to see it," she says.

The aptly titled and equipped group of city leaders and volunteers was created by councilman Andy Frounfelker and Vice Mayor Derek Dobies.

"We wanted to do something to help people out," they said, so they "set up a website trying to keep everything organized."

They saw how many community members like Linda needed a few helping hands after more than 15 inches of snow blanketed Jackson to start the new year.


" and people can go there to volunteer and people can also go there to request help, especially if they're senior citizens or disabled," and Dobies.


"We'll dispatch people to where the needs are and try to get as many people dug out as we can," said Frounfelker.

All it takes to be in the Jackson Snow Squad is free time to volunteer and a shovel. But it could also help if you had a snow blower handy.


"If i can get it in the truck and get it out here, it works just fine. We love it here and people work together like Andy and Derek and the rest of the folks," said Earl Poleski, a Jackson state representative and snow squad volunteer.



If you'd like to sign up to help, visit Seen on 6.


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