Sterling Man Helping Others by Shoveling Snow

By  | 

STERLING, Ill. (AP) -- One man in northern Illinois says he's shoveling snow for free this winter to help out his neighbors.

Jacob Gale is 22-years-old and lives in Sterling. He spent all day yesterday shoveling more than two dozen driveways in Sterling and Rock Falls free of charge. He worked from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. and says "helping people is worth more than making money."

Gale says he posted on Facebook that he's happy to clear snow as long as people provide a shovel. He says some residents have offered him money but he's not interested in compensation. At most he says he'll take a cup of hot chocolate.

The 2011 Polo High School graduate usually works odd jobs with his parents.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus