Since the first kilometre was travelled in 2013, Tele-Drive Albert County has offered a door-to-door driving service to those who need help getting where they need to go. Most trips have been for medical appointments, but people have also received rides for banking or shopping, as well as social gatherings. In 2016 alone, we provided 484 rides, travelled 18,124 km, and volunteers gave 1435 hours of their time to this great organization!
Starting in June, we will work on a pilot project to offer a similar service to the Tantramar region. The goal is to ensure all of Westmorland and Albert Counties have access to affordable transportation. The project is in partnership with Rural Rides, the Volunteer Centre of Southeastern New Brunswick Volunteer Driver Program, and Westmorland Albert Action.
None of this work would be possible without the support of our most important resource: our volunteer drivers! We also value the generous support of the communities of Albert County, the BACH Foundation, United Way of Greater Moncton & Southeastern New Brunswick and Westmorland Albert Action. Thank you!