Shoveling for a Cause

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Snow day for many across the Twin Tiers this afternoon, some out enjoying the day sledding while others decided to do a little work for their youth group in Horseheads. Justin Bonsignore of Elmira is part of the youth ministry at Journey Center in Horseheads and he was taking part in clearing driveways this afternoon.  

"College is canceled," Bonsignore said. "Not really much else to do, snow day, have fun in a sense." That's what they were doing as a group, instead of staying inside during this snow day.

Kurtis Hall, also with Journey Center got the group together Tuesday night in preparation to come out and clear driveways this afternoon. With five people shoveling they can get their work done pretty quickly. "We just knocked out a couple smaller ones in about 15 minutes," Said Hall. He continues by saying, "With 5 shovels going we can bang it out pretty quick."

This was more than about clearing driveways for them, it was a time for all of them to come together, help their community and bond. "We try to get out as much as we can last night I was talking to a couple other of our youth leaders and we decided hey let's get a small crew and go out," said Hall. But they had quite a lot more inquiries than what they expected, "Next time with the inquiries that we had this time we'll probably have a couple more crews out as well... It's good to keep the kids busy when they're out of school... It allows us to go and eat some pizza drink some soda together and just have a good time."

The group was out raising money for events that will be taking place within their group later in the year. "We're just out shoveling driveways, raising some funds for our upcoming I-matter conference in August and our Men's paintball outing in June," Said Hall. The cost to get your driveway shoveled depends on the size of it but Hall says anywhere from 20 or 25 dollars, if it's a larger driveway he says probably between 30 or 40 dollars. If you would like Hall and the group to clear your driveway give him a call directly at (607)-377-2812.

 


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