‘My Block, My Hood, My City’ group shovels snow for free on South Side

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Jahmal Cole helps shovel snow on the 7900 block of S. Michigan Ave. Monday. (Andrea V. Watson / DNAinfo)

Jahmal Cole helps shovel snow on the 7900 block of S. Michigan Ave. Monday. (Andrea V. Watson / DNAinfo)

CHATHAM — Jahmal Cole said he believes in leading by example, which is why he shoveled sidewalks for free in Chatham on Monday.

The “My Block, My Hood, My City” group founder spent $250 on 10 shovels and invited people to come help him clear the sidewalks for senior citizens. He and two volunteers started on 79th Street and headed south on Michigan Avenue, ending at 83rd Street. After receiving requests from Facebook, the small group also traveled to other blocks, including 8800 South Indiana Avenue, on Monday.

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“Chatham is like 60 something percent seniors, so I figured why not do it here,” Cole said.

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