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Greely’s Own Good Samaritan Shovelers Help Local Residents

posted Apr 9, 2015, 8:59 AM by Dawna Green   [ updated May 11, 2015, 10:54 AM by Website Webmaster ]

This winter, with record breaking snow accumulation, was challenging for many Mainers -- including the residents of the Rockwood Condo Association in Cumberland Foreside, many of whom are unable to shovel their own property. Carol Grover, the president of the condo association and a former teacher, offered the creative suggestion of approaching high school students to help with the snow removal. Samantha Kennedy, president of the Greely High School Community Service Club responded to the call for help, and recruited a helpful team of fellow students, armed with shovels, who spent many hours of strenuous work to aid the Rockwood residents. According to Grover, “To the rescue came Samantha and several members of the organization. The compliments issued by the residents that they helped, were numerous. The girls were so pleasant and a delight to have. Samantha was very professional in handling email requests and phone calls. It was a pleasure to see young people share with the older generation who really enjoyed having them around.” For Kennedy and the other club members, it was a rewarding experience to be able to help others in such a tangible way, she states, "In the end, I think that we got a lot more out of shoveling than the residents did. It was a rewarding experience, and I'm glad that we could help."  More Spotlights...

Community Service Club members pictured above
Top Row (left to right): Audrey Mann, Alex Tebbs, Sam Kennedy, Emily Buchanan, and Erin Molloy. 
Bottom Row (left to right): Alex Kemna, Zöe Fluet, and Erin Campbell