Snow & Cold Help for Elders

The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs published this information on their Facebook Page on Wednesday Janaury 11, 2017, another snow day for the Tribes and Schools.

“Tribal Council passed a motion yesterday to provide limited snow plowing services to senior (60+) residences in rural areas and individuals with critical care or life threatening medical needs, as determined by Community Health and the IHS. Senior snow plowing efforts are expected to start later today following the latest snowfall in the Miller Flat, Sidwalter, Simnasho, Schoolie Flat, Charley Canyon, Wolfe Point, Tenino Road, and Seekseequa/Jackson Trail communities. Questions regarding senior snow removal services can be directed to (541) 615-0031 (voice message only) or email: [email protected]

In general, driveway snow removal is the responsibility of homeowners, lessees, tenants, or occupants of local residences. Residential snow removal efforts should also include removing snow around garbage cans and fire hydrants adjacent to residence. Snow ridges left by plows are also the responsibility of residences to remove. See comments below for listing of local companies providing snow removal services.

A limited amount of firewood has been made available to seniors through the Natural Resources Restoration Program. Staff and volunteers are working their way through the list of requests and delivering as fast as they can.

During this latest round of inclement weather, we have had many community members step forward to help their neighbors and community. Local volunteers have opened up the Agency Longhouse warming shelter where community members can get a hot meal or have a warm place to sleep. Many volunteers have gone out and cleared driveways of the elderly or disabled. We want to thank all of the volunteers and individuals/companies who have donated to support these efforts!”

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