Snow Brigade volunteers help dig people out in Olathe - KCTV5

Snow Brigade volunteers help dig people out in Olathe

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OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -

Weather this bad always brings out the best in many people who live in the area.

The snow is still shin-deep across the metro, including in many driveways, and not everyone can get out and shovel themselves. Down in Olathe, a troop of volunteers, or a "Snow Brigade" is moving in to help people dig out.

"We shovel people's driveways that can't do it themselves," said Jesse Krump, a Snow Brigade volunteer, said.

But for the Krump family, every shovelful is a shot at redemption. They are giving back after others helped them through some tough times.

"My dad got laid off, and we just, it was a hard time," Jesse Krump said. "It definitely put us in perspective of what people can go through, what some families go through almost every day, which we only went through for a few months, and it definitely hit that we have it easy."

It became their family mission to help others, strengthened by Grandma and Grandpa.

"A couple years ago, my parents decided they no longer wanted Christmas presents. They wanted us to give back to our community in some way," said Kim Krump, another Snow Brigade volunteer.

The Krumps signed up for Olathe's Snow Brigade, clearing steps and driveways for the elderly and infirm. Friday, they didn't even meet the person they were helping, but they said it's not about getting a "thank you."

"It's just doing good for anybody, doesn't matter who they are," Kim Krump said.

And if they have a little fun in the process, that's just a bonus.

"It makes me feel good, it's awesome to give back," Jesse Krump said.

If you want to volunteer, or if you need the Snow Brigade's help, contact the city of Olathe by clicking here or calling (913) 971-9311.

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