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Eight Days of Hope deploys rapid response heavy equipment team to help WNY with lake-effect snow


Thu, Jan 18th 2024 09:40 am

Eight Days of Hope (EDOH) is deploying its rapid response heavy equipment team to Western New York to help with snow removal following the several days of intense, lake-effect snow that has covered the area. Multiple feet of snow has fallen in some areas.

This deployment will bring together heavy equipment, including bobcats, to help move large snow piles and clear driveways, as well as volunteers to help remove snow from roofs to prevent additional damage.

“It’s been surreal to see the amount of snow that has accumulated over the past couple of days,” said Western New York local, Stephen Tybor III, EDOH president and CEO. “We have partnered with many local churches and businesses in Western New York, and we are always looking for a way to give back. I am so grateful for those who are coming to serve the community I love and help as we navigate intense snow removal.”

Many areas face several feet of snow, including Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Lackawanna, West Seneca, Depew, Elma and Orchard Park.

EDOH has two national partners located in Western New York: Revive Wesleyan, where EDOH will be headquartered for this outreach; and The Chapel. The Buffalo Bills Foundation will also be supporting EDOH efforts with additional resources.

EDOH plans to be in the area for multiple days. Those interested in learning more about this outreach can visit www.eightdaysofhope.com. Those in need of assistance can email [email protected].

Except for a small staff, Eight Days of Hope is an all-volunteer organization. Visit www.eightdaysofhope.com for more information, to provide financial support, or to volunteer.

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