Waterbury Police Activity League shovel squad helps residents | Connecticut News


WATERBURY, CT (WFSB) – The Waterbury Police Activity League is helping elderly and disabled residents with their shovel squad.

As the snow stopped on Friday morning, the cleanup process began quickly in the town of Brass.

Some elderly residents needed a helping hand and turned to the Waterbury Police Activity League (PAL), which uses young people in its programs for its digger squad.

“Today we have our squad of excavators who are teenagers going out and we pay them and they go out with officers and we help the elderly and disabled who find it difficult to find a way in an emergency,” said Sergeant Andrea D ‘agostino.

The excavator brigade began at 10 a.m. on Friday and plans to clean more than 60 homes.

“It’s great and not only does it teach kids to give back to their community, it puts money in their pockets and gives them something to do,” D’agostino said.

Ed Black says he is grateful for PAL’s help.

“It’s very helpful to see that they come here with a great team and finished in 10 minutes,” he said.

This is a free service for the elderly or disabled.

Anyone in need of assistance should contact Waterbury Town Hall at 203-597-3444 or call Waterbury PAL at 203-346-3921.


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