By Kelly Taylor
While it seemed that the volunteer driver service provided by Tele-Drive in Albert County was going to disappear following a press release by the Board of Directors at the end of June, the service will continue. The Tele-Drive Board of Directors is working closely with Rural Rides and WA Transpo to ensure clients in the region continue to have access to affordable transportation. All existing clients and drivers have been contacted and advised to call 962-3073 to book future rides.
Volunteer driver services are an essential element to the life of rural residents. They provide much needed transportation to medical appointments and access to other life needs, as well as connecting people to their communities helping to reduce isolation.
There is an ongoing need for volunteer drivers. If you have a few hours a month that you can volunteer to help your neighbours get where they need to go, please call Kelly Taylor at 962-3073.
Kelly Taylor is the manager of Rural Rides.