Many good Samaritans help their neighbors with snow crises

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When it snows, it puts a big burden on people who have enough to deal with without this mess. FOX 4 found some unsung superheroes who swooped in to help.

“I was actually getting ready to have my kids go out and help me sweep off the sidewalk this morning and figure out where our driveway was and I heard the sound, the glorious sound of  a four-wheel drive plowing my driveway,” Maria Copeland said.

Copeland didn`t have to figure out where her driveway was, because someone else was doing it for her.

“This is the second time a mystery good Samaritan has come by and cleared our huge long driveway and I was determined to find out who it was,” she said.

So who is the masked man who is clearing driveways throughout the Olathe neighborhood?

“And then I looked and I said, ‘That, that`s my neighbor. That`s Joe!'” she exclaimed.

Joe Shum rides his four-wheeler around the neighborhood, plowing driveways of older people, those with young children and neighbors he knows who have medical conditions.

“I don`t expect anything back. It would certainly be nice, I guess if they extend the favor to their next neighbor whenever they might need it. But typically the person who is getting the help is the person who needs help,” Shum said.

And people needed help all over the metro.

“I am on a rescue mission,” said Heidi Toren.

Toren offered a warm place to wait for a tow truck after a motorist slid off the highway.

“In my world it`s not an option not to help somebody out so it feels good to do it,” she said.

Other good Samaritans helped people get on their way with shovels and a good old-fashioned heave-ho.



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