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#LouSnowHelp connecting residents during snow struggles

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- Louisville residents are getting snow help with a hashtag.

Mayor Greg Fischer announced the #LouSnowHelp hashtag Thursday morning, which could be used for residents who need non-emergency help with things like shoveling snow or going to doctor's appointments or the grocery store. 

It quickly started trending and residents hit the streets to help their neighbors.

"We'll load up and take a couple guys and a couple trucks. We've got some more shovels at the church and we'll see who we can help out," said Cameron Debity, a Louisville resident.

Debity and his three roommates loaded up Thursday morning and set out on a mission.

They took their four wheel drive trucks, some shovels and their man power to neighbor's homes to clear driveways and sidewalks.

Debity, who's also a pastor at Hurstbourne Baptist Church, says social media has helped in their efforts.

"I was on Twitter this morning and I saw Mayor Fischer's hashtag #lousnowhelp and so I got on there and we decided to offer some assistance since we have a few young strong men here and a couple four wheel drive vehicles," he told WDRB.

Their first stop was a house off Shelbyville Road.

With snow several inches deep, they couldn't even tell where the driveway was when they first got there.

The four men started shoveling when a neighbor came to their aid, luckily with a snow blower, making the job go by a lot faster.

Debity says it's the best way to spend a snow day.

"We feel like we're really blessed to have good health, be young and have four wheel drive vehicles so we want to make sure we're thinking of others during this time who don't have what we have and we're trying to be proactive and be good servants of our community," he said.

Debity and his roommates weren't the only ones offering assistance Thursday.

Other residents also took to social media to either offer help or ask for help.

"We appreciate those acts of kindness, helps our compassionate city reputation," said Mayor Fischer at a press briefing Thursday.

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