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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 709-668-2222.