Dozens of Waterbury teens recently used their snow day to pitch in and help their community.

Three van loads of teens involved in the Waterbury Police Activity League (PAL) with snow shovels in hand cleaned off driveways and walkways on their day off for residents who can't do it for themselves according to the WVIT website.

The Waterbury students had a list of 35 homes and got right to work finishing up around lunchtime. Lou DeSanto, who suffers from Parkinson's told the kids how much he appreciated their kindness. Check out what the Waterbury Police Activity League is all about.

Mary Jackman who recently lost her husband was thrilled with the Waterbury PAL teens because now she's finally able to get out of the house.

The service is free and open to the elderly, disabled people, and people who aren't able to shovel for themselves. The PAL teens get paid $11 an hour for their work, but they all say that doing good for their community is what it's really all about. Here's what 15-year-old Elena Caupio had to say about the experience.

They talk to us all the time. They come out and they're like, 'thank you so much!' It's heartwarming hearing it.


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