New Snow Removal Program Employs Youth, Assists Disabled and Elderly

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a new snow removal program this week aimed to keep youth employed during the winter months and assist elderly and disabled residents. As reported by the Baltimore Sun,

Young people, ages 14 to 21, can apply for the snow removal program through the city’s Department of Transportation. The job will pay a minimum of $500, but participants could earn more depending on how much snow the city gets over the winter.

Youth who are now employed through the City’s summer jobs program are visiting neighborhoods now to sign residents up.

Residents who want assistance should contact the city’s transportation department. To qualify for the service, they must be at least 65 or legally disabled and incapable of removing snow on their own.

Interested youths should sign up by Nov. 2.