Both the Aging and Disability Resource Centers in Eau Claire County and Barron/Rusk/Washburn counties offer resources to find help with shoveling.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Joe Desperez and Chelsea Bauer are putting the finishing touches on cleaning up their driveway.
"We live on the corner too so there is more sidewalk," Bauer said.
They have been outside, working side-by-side and finished the job pretty quick.
"Probably just 15 minutes for both of us, it would have taken longer if he did it by himself," she added.
At their ages, clearing a driveway full of snow will not take a lot out of them. But for those people in their 60's, 70's and 80's, or people with a disability, this task takes on a whole different meaning.
"This is a great place to stop for a first call," said Kaylynn Stahlbusch, the Volunteer Coordinator for Eau Claire County.
If you need help clearing your driveway, a call to your local Aging and Disability Resource Center is a good first step.
In Eau Claire County they keep a list of companies that can help you dig out.
They will also tell you about the Chippewa Valley Time Bank where someone could volunteer to clear your driveway - and as pay, you volunteer your time to help someone else.
"For the time bank you can sign up online or fill out a paper application; when you go to the time bank you can request an offer such as snow removal or offer your time," Stahlbusch said.
If you live in Barron County they keep a list of people that are willing to do odd jobs for pay like clearing snow.
"People can look at that list and see if they recognize the names of neighbors and people they can contact directly," said Charlene Oftedahl, the Director for the Barron County, Russ County and Washburn County Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Oftedahl says you can also call your local senior center, township board or even the school district to see if they can recommend someone.
"I think it's a matter of making your need known," Oftedahl said.
For more information about the Chippewa Valley Time Bank and help with shoveling resources in Eau Claire County, call: 715-839-4886.
For more information about resources in Barron, Rusk and Washburn counties call: 715-537-6225