Volunteer drivers sought

East Windsor - posted May, 29 2013

EAST WINDSOR - What if you could make a big difference in someone’s life in just two hours a week? You can help seniors and the visually impaired from isolation in their homes by become a volunteer driver for the Independent Transportation Network/North Central Connecticut by providing affordable, dignified, door-through-door rides within North Central Connecticut. This is a unique service. Help riders shop and pick out their items, go to doctor appointments, bingo, even lunch with friends. Mileage for drivers is reimbursed. The primary goal of ITNNorthCentralConnecticut is to enable seniors and visually impaired persons who no longer drive to maintain their freedom, independence and dignity. Those who wish to utilize the service will pay an annual membership fee of $40. Ride charges during the day are a $4 pickup fee and $1 per mile. In return, they will enjoy peace of mind knowing that a clean, private car and safe, experienced driver are available to them around the clock, 365 days a year, and that they do not have to ask for favors, plan around the schedules of others, use public tax dollars, travel in groups, or make their way to a pick-up point to reach their destination.     Applications for membership or to become a volunteer driver are now available on the website www.itnnorthcentralct.org.  For additional information, call Margaret Smith Hale at 860-758-7833 or email info@itnnorthcentralct.org.

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