Centerville residents volunteer to help citizens with snow removal

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – Snow removal around the house is easier for some than others.

The city of Centerville recognized this and took action to make a difference in the community.

Some residents, like the elderly or people with mobility constraints, it’s impossible, or unsafe to do so without help.

After another system left about an inch and a half of snow over much of the region on Wednesday morning, Community Resources Coordinator for the city of Centerville, Maureen Russell-Hodgson, put a list of names and phone numbers to work.

“We have volunteers, individuals, families, groups, youth groups the Centerville high school boys basketball team, who have volunteered to shovel snow for these folks,” said Russell-Hodgson.

Although, you don’t have to be on an official list to help out a neighbor in need.

Robert Hill spent part of Wednesday afternoon blowing snow out of his own driveway and a few others.

“I’m sure a lot of them can’t do it. You do see some driveways that don’t get plowed. You can’t blame them but I try to help out where I can,” said Hill.

“I think this is just another way that our residents are looking out for neighbors and it’s a program that makes you feel good and that you live in Centerville cause people look out for one another and continue to help each other not only for the snow but throughout the year,” said Russell-Hodgson.

The city of Centerville also uses the list of volunteers throughout the year, for raking leaves and mowing lawns.

For snow removal assistance, or to volunteer call the Centerville city office at (937) 433-7151. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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