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    Posted January 31, 2014 by
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Wintry weather 2014

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    Helping hands


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     shaunakay31 was moved by the group of men, women and children that was scraping the ice and snow off of a road in Sandy Springs, Georgia, that more than 30 cars were stranded on. "It was clear [that] the people cleaning the roads weren't prepared to do something like this because few of them were using actual snow shovels," she said.

    Most of the good samaritans clearing the road had already freed their cars but wanted to help others who were still stranded. "I think this is a beautiful picture because it shows the resiliency of this community and [its] willingness to work together to help everyone," she said.

    While this iReporter did not help clear the road and was not stranded, she did find her own way to help the community by offering her home to the mother of her friend who was stranded and ended up abandoning her car after sitting in traffic for eight hours. Her friend had posted a Facebook status to see if anyone in the area would offer her mother a place to sleep, and this iReporter willingly offered her home. "This was like nothing I have ever experienced," she said, "and it's frustrating that [Northerners] are laughing at something that was very serious and life-threatening to so many."
    - Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

    A group of good samaritans used any available tools to help clear the road of ice left from Tuesday's storm, most having already freed their cars from the pile up.

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