High 5: Utahns Step Up To Help Clear The Snow

Feb 24, 2021, 8:00 AM | Updated: 8:03 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah has the Greatest Snow on Earth – and it also has the greatest neighbors on earth.

Last week was filled with snowstorms and, like Utahns do, so many people jumped into action to help their fellow residents.

Today’s KSL High 5 is going out to all those neighbors who shoveled, used snowblowers, and just went above and beyond to help someone in need.

“We live in a great neighborhood,” said Sandy resident Karla McHale. “We all take good care of each other.”

She shared photos of her neighbor, Fred, who spent hours on his ATV last week clearing snow from the four cul-de-sacs in the neighborhood.

(Photo used with permission from Karla McHale)

She said Fred does it every time it snows.

“Thank you for helping with the neighborhood,” McHale said. “And not only that, but teaching the young kids how to take care of the neighbors, being a wonderful parent and just teaching their sons to look out and after the old ones.”

Speaking of kids, a crew of them were caught on camera doing a random act of kindness.

Will Forshee’s security camera captured the youngsters in Traverse Mountain in Lehi having fun while shoveling his driveway.

“I probably had 6 or 8 inches of snow, and I thought, ‘I’ll get to it,'” he said. “But they all of a sudden got on board and started doing it!”

(Photo used with permission from Will Forshee)

Forshee said he briefly thanked the kids that night, but he doesn’t know who they are. He wants them to know their kindness didn’t go unnoticed.

“Whoever you are that actually shoveled my driveway, thank you very much,” he said. “It was a huge help to me, and I really appreciate it.”

During snow storms, police and fire crews are so busy with the roads that you don’t often see what they’re up to when they get a break.

In Sandy, someone snapped a couple of pictures of police officers and firefighters clearing driveways during last week’s storms.

Officers in Herriman were hard at work, too.

Debbie Olson captured video of the officers as they moved snow, and she said it warmed her heart to see them living their motto of “Protect and Serve.”

“I see all these police cars lined up, all these officers, men and women, shoveling our driveways and our steps,” Olson said. “I just couldn’t believe it. I just thought, ‘This is so great. They’re keeping us safe in more ways than one.'”

(Image used with permission from Debbie Olson)

There’s no doubt there were countless acts of kindness shown during last week’s winter storms. To everyone who jumped into action to help a stranger or a neighbor, you deserve a KSL High 5.

Do you know someone doing good in our community? A friend or family member building up neighbors or a coworker giving selflessly? Click here to nominate them for a KSL High 5. 

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