G-town Village Pitches In

Georgetown Village volunteers dig out a member's walk.

Georgetown Village volunteers dig out a member's walk.

By Pat Scolaro, pscolaro@verizon.net

Thanks to Georgetown Village, many local residents were able to weather Winter Storm Jonas without incident.

As the forecast for the storm developed, Georgetown Village volunteers helped residents prepare for the storm by taking them grocery shopping before the snow fell and making sure that frailer members were well situated with supplies. The Village also provided volunteers to shovel out members after the blizzard started. These and many other services were all arranged with just one phone call to the Georgetown Village office. Altogether 28 members were helped.

Executive director Lynn Golub-Rofrano says she received many phone calls from residents who are not trained Village volunteers but who wanted to offer assistance knowing that Georgetown Village is the organization helping their older neighbors. It really does take a Village!

For more information, to join, give a gift of membership, or to volunteer, please call Lynn at (202) 999-8988.