Little Helpers Shovel Driveways; Folks Dig Out

Meghan Matthews

Little Helpers Shovel Driveways; Folks Dig Out

CREATED Feb. 22, 2013

Omaha, NE - The Bellevue webelo Pack 37 hit the snow covered streets with a mission, to shovel.

These boy scouts in training are lending a hand to veterans who just can't move the snow anymore.

Pack Leader Jackie Auten says it's the least they can do for the vets.

"They can give something back. They can't be soldiers they can't help our country, except in small ways. So every small way we can find."

Scraping away the snow and keeping driveways clear, these  boys are proud of their hard work.

"Cause we're doing something they can't. So it's actually really great helping them out."
"Really great and helpful for them since they can't do it, we're doing it for them."
Keeping the streets clean, one driveway at a time.
"The main streets are ok but like I said last time it snowed it was 10 days before they came."
Krista Brown is trying to dig herself out of her driveway. Her neighborhood near 78th and Sorensen Parkway hasn't seen a city plow yet.
"I don't know if it's cause we're just so far out north, I don't know I don't know. I've lived here 3 years and the neighbors say it's always like this we're always last."
Omaha's 200 snow plows have been busy over the last 24 hours after eight inches of snow fell.
Main roads like Dodge, Pacific and L Street are clean. Crews did hit residential areas sooner than expected but some are still buried.
"It's horrible, it's horrible. People get stuck down here all the time."
Krista knows there's not much more she can do until the city plows make their rounds to her part of town.