Care2ride pro­gram

Nor'wester (Springdale) - - Front Page -

The town pro­vides of­fice space for the pro­gram and cov­ers in­ter­net and other of­fice-re­lated ex­penses, ac­cord­ing to care2ride co-chair Ja­son Sparkes. The fund­ing helps keep over­head low.

The pro­gram would not be sus­tain­able with­out the vol­un­teer driv­ers though, he said, and more driv­ers are wel­come.

Vol­un­teer­ing Win­ston Churchill once said, “We make a liv­ing by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

A mem­ber of the Green Bay Kins­men Club, Joe Hann has been giv­ing to oth­ers for many years. He en­joys vol­un­teer­ing with the care2ride pro­gram.

Hann takes Nor­man to her work­place ev­ery week and any­where else she may want to go, when he is avail­able.

“I help Re­becca into the car and out of the car,” he said. “I take her where she is go­ing and pick her up when she is ready to come back. I have a small car which is low on the ground, so it’s eas­ier for her to get into my car.”

Hann gets sat­is­fac­tion know­ing he’s help­ing peo­ple live their lives to the fullest.

“It’s cer­tainly a good feel­ing,” he said.

Any­one who’d like to vol­un­teer as a driver with the care2ride pro­gram can email Pel­ley care2ride@townof­spring­ or call at 709-668-2222.

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