Snowcare for the Troops

By: Gary Smollen Email
By: Gary Smollen Email

One Heartland woman and wife of a soldier is struggling to get everything done.

On a good day Jenna only falls behind a little on the things she needs to get done.

With her husband stationed in Afghanistan Jenna has to take over all the responsibilities.

Jenna says, "Two dogs, two kids, full time job."

Most days it must seem like she's fighting a losing battle and then there are the days when the snow falls.

Jenna says, "Today we just got back from Lincoln so we haven't had time to shovel it yet we will probably tonight when the kids go to bed and if it snows throughout the night we usually get up every two to three hours so it is not too heavy being we don't have a snow blower at this time."

That's where guys like Nate Jensen and a program called Snowcare for the Troops come in.

Jensen saw an ad asking people to help military families clear their sidewalks and driveways while a spouse was stationed overseas. Jensen jumped at the chance.

Back in December the program matched Jensen with a family he could help.

Nate Jensen says, “We actually had a lady who just signed up today, she's five months pregnant has a two year old toddler and her husband is deployed in Iraq."

Help with shoveling her walk sounds like a godsend to Jenna.

Jenna says, "It would be beyond a godsend being we have so mush already to deal with on the home front from getting kids to and from pre-school, working a full-time job, dealing with everything else at home; nightly baths and dinner and dinner dishes all on your own."

Jenna's mom helps out when she can but she can't drive to Omaha every time it snows.

Snowcare for the Troops is not only looking for more volunteers but military families with a deployed member who might need some help this winter. Click here for information.


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