Aliant Pioneers donate to CREST
When the seniors’ transportation project was introduced in Clarenville three and one-half years ago, right away the Aliant Pioneers became part of this invaluable service.
CREST (Clarenville Region Extended Seniors’ Transportation) is a Clarenville and area transportation service for people who live within a 20-km radius of the town of Clarenville, are over the age of 60, or over age 25 and confined to a wheelchair.
The sixteen-passenger/8wheelchair bus operates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday in 12 communities—Clarenville, Milton, George’s Brook, Harcourt, Random Heights, Elliott’s Cove, Snook’s Harbour, Deep Bight, Adeytown, Hillview, North West Brook, and Queen’s Cove.
The cost of operating CREST is covered by a grant from the government of Newfoundland and Labrador, donations from organizations such as the Bell Aliant Pioneers, and fares collected from users.
Since 2014, the Bell Aliant Pioneers have been making monetary donations to CREST with their most recent donation taking place in March 2018.
Not only are the Aliant Pioneers making annual donations to CREST, but their energetic members are also volunteering as drivers, assistants, and in the booking office.
The Aliant Pioneer motto is “People helping people” and that is just what Clarenville’s Aliant Pioneers are doing.
They have assisted a wide variety of community service efforts in Clarenville and the surrounding area such as Backpacks for Kids, Computers for Schools and community groups including seniors, school lunch program, highway cleanup, guide dog unit collections, and youth and seniors bowling.
They have supported various charities, the Salvation Army Christmas Stockings, and the food banks in Bonavista and Clarenville.
The CREST governing committee is so pleased that the Aliant Pioneers added CREST to their list of community service efforts and would like to thank them for their continued contributions.
These contributions will go a long way in helping to ensure the CREST service continues to operate in Clarenville and surrounding communities.
CREST could not operate without such tremendous support.
Aliant pioneer Berdina McGettigan presents cheque to CREST booking volunteer Brenda Reid