Snow Shoveling Services Still Available-Snow Blower Donations Being Sought

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There will be nights like this again for SSCOPE crews this season soon!

SSCOPE continues to see growth in its snow shoveling services with strong support from private owners, non profits, property managers, Manitoba Housing and the City of Winnipeg for the November 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 snow work season.  We are poised to get out and start working on properties any day now, but like you thankful for the the brief respite in the weather.

To create real meaningful employment for those with a mental health or related disability, which is SSCOPE’s reason for existence, we continue to accept new customers in areas n we presently serve.  For every 10-12 new properties we can add every year we can create new employment for another 2-3 more SSCOPE members.  We appreciate your support and ask you to contact 204 987-6300 or email sscope@sscope.org to get a preliminary quote over the phone.

Growing our crew numbers also means we need to add snow blowers of various sizes, shovels, and vehicles.  If you or your business can help SSCOPE to grow and serve our mission better, in return for a charitable donation receipt and recognition in various ways as a SSCOPE Partner and Ambassador, please contact the Director of Development, Bob Rempel at 204 987-6302 or by email at “bob@sscope.org”

 

SSCOPE Needs Snow Removal Partners

If you are a snow removal company with equipment suitable for commercial parking lots and driveways or know someone who does, SSCOPE, as a non profit supporting those with a mental health disability and operating an existing commercial and private snow shoveling service, is interested in talking about joint venture bids and quotes to allow both of us to expand our operations in the busy months ahead.  The continued demand for employment from the mental health disabled requires us to find new ways to expand our services and we believe we can demonstrate to the private sector that a joint venture will be a win-win.  Work with the organization that has a large City of Winnipeg snow shoveling contract to service City Hall, Police Stations, Libraries, etc.

For more information please contact the Executive Director at 987-6302 or email to set up a meeting.

 

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Manitoba Hydro donates Crew Vehicle to SSCOPE

Latest addition to SSCOPE's crew moving vehicles, a 2000 Chevrolet Suburban donated by Manitoba Hydro to help us serve our ever growing list of customers and jobs

SSCOPE recently found itself needing an additional vehicle to move crews around to the jobs sites as a result of a large new contract we received.  A donated or loaned used vehicle would fit perfectly into our need for an additional work vehicle during high peak times. 

Manitoba Hydro stepped forward almost immediately to our request, and blessed us with a fully saftied and repaired 2000 Chevrolet Suburban that just happened to be coming off it’s life for Manitoba Hydro.  An almost one of a kind for them, with three rows of seats, this was very serendipitous time for SSCOPE.  Thank you Hydro for supporting employment for mental health in Winnipeg and supporting the self initiated stable coping and recovery lives for our members.

One it’s first day of use, December 16, we were able to deliver Ryan and Nigel to a job site at Sentinel Storage as part of our new Community Placements employment program, vist 15 City of Winnipeg properties to clear snow and transport 12 member-workers to our Christmas luncheon.  Thank you sincerely to Shirley, Doug, Steve and Mr. Brennan of Manitoba Hydro for seeing the value of the SSCOPE program to the community.

Our letter to Bob Brennan, President of Manitoba Hydro is below:

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November 25, 2011

Mr. Bob Brennan, President

Manitoba Hydro

360 Portage Ave

Winnipeg, MB R3C 0G8

Dear Mr. Brennan:

We are writing you to request your immediate assistance to our non profit organization, if possible, with an additional vehicle requirement.  SSCOPE is a registered charity: # 135298115RR0001

We recently received a large snow shoveling contract with the City of Winnipeg for City Hall, police stations, libraries etc, that will create 12 new jobs within our organization, plus we do snow shoveling work for Manitoba Housing and over 75 other residential and commercial properties.  Earlier this week one of our crew vehicles was damaged by vandalism and we are unable to continue to use it.  We are now looking at the most cost efficient ways to replace that vehicle at this late date.

We are hoping the Manitoba Hydro may have a Crew Cab truck or passenger van you could loan or donate to SSCOPE that would at least take us through the end of the snow season season to early April, 2012.  We would also be pleased to take on additional snow shoveling.

By way of background, SSCOPE is currently actively developing and expanding our mission of providing employment to needy individuals in Winnipeg with mental health issues.  We are adding more and more training components to the on the job experience we already provide. The demand for our services continues to grow.  Each month we receive 10-15 new applications, in November already over 20.

We want to give our over 130 active members/labour force more usable skills to help them in transition from basic labour jobs to working in construction, automotive, retail and the food services industry. Existing WRHA core funding just partially covers on the day to day operating expenses of the organization.  It is the goal of the Board of Directors and the Staff for the organization to become self sufficient within two years.

Your assistance is important to allow us to continue to expand our mission to serve more individual and provide a higher level of skills and experience to them, making them more employable and more productive within the city and provincial labour force.  We of course will provide full and appropriate recognition for Manitoba Hydro.

Please contact me for any more information your require about our request or SSCOPE in general. My direct email is bob@sscope.org and direct phone is 987-6302.  Thank you sincerely

Yours sincerely,

Bob Rempel

Executive Director