Friday, January 22, 2016

Midshipmen Prep to Help Shovel Out Annapolis

UPDATE: Due to the continuing storm and emergency conditions in Annapolis, the mids will not be shoveling snow Saturday. Hopefully they'll be able to get out there Sunday.

With meteorologists calling for a blizzard to sweep across the Eastern U.S. tonight and tomorrow, members of the Naval Academy's Midshipman Action Group are already making preparations to help shovel snow for the citizens of Annapolis.

So far, more than 300 midshipmen have volunteered.

"We are here to serve, and that service starts here in Annapolis serving those around us," said Midshipman 1st Class Michael Higgins, vice president of MAG and lead organizer for the "Big Dig" of 2016.

It's not unusual for the mids to organize snow shoveling teams after each snow Annapolis sees, but the impending storm is projected to be bigger than anything the region has seen since 2010's "Snowmaggedon."

The plan is for the mids to start digging out vehicles and sidewalks in the downtown Annapolis area Saturday afternoon, once the worst of the weather is over, breaking into multiple teams throughout Saturday and Sunday to cover as large an area as possible.

It’s a team effort, with the Naval Academy’s Public Works Department lending all the equipment the midshipmen will use.

"The people of Annapolis have done so much for the Brigade, and assisting our neighbors by shoveling snow is an easy way to say, 'Thank you Annapolis for all your help and support. Take a break, and let us help you.'"

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for serving ... here and overseas... Sometimes it's the little ways that bring a tear...!


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