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Good samaritans shovel driveways for the elderly and disabled

Locals help out those in need after snow dump
Josh Tienhaara and Lantana Clark shovel driveways in Lolo
Posted at 11:39 AM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 13:39:04-05

LOLO — An arctic front passed through western Montana last night, and overnight precipitation left Lolo blanketed in snow.

That means hard work for some people left clearing their driveways, and play time and fun in the snow for others.

For Josh Tienhaara and Lantana Clark, Missoula residents, the fresh snow means helping out others in need.

MTN News found the pair shoveling out sixty-nine-year-old Anne Clark's driveway.

Anne Clark said that even though she's lived in Lolo for 17 years, people rarely offer her help with shoveling.

"We are offering a free service to elderly or disabled people. We are happy to shovel your driveway for you, and also your sidewalk for free," Lantana Clark said.

Clark and Tienhaara hope to add more houses to their shoveling route, particularly in smaller communities such as Lolo, Frenchtown, and Florence.

"If you guys know someone or yourself that would be able to utilize this service, please let us know because we would be very, very happy to help you out," Clark said.

Clark said those interested in helping volunteer or those who are in need of service can email lclark@mtech.edu.