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Summer Vacations Stretch Resources Thin – Clients missing medical appointments.
Summer is a time to relax, slow down and take in the amazing beauty of the province of New Brunswick and surrounding areas. It is important to rest, spend time with loved ones and re-energize. Unfortunately, for organizations like Urban/Rural Rides that are dependent on volunteers, when vacation time rolls around, the capacity to help others diminishes as resources are stretched thin to make sure everyone gets a chance to have a much-needed break and vacation. The shortage of volunteers can result in the inability to meet the demand for transportation for those needing to access medical appointments and food banks.
by Kelly Taylor
On Dec 2, Urban/Rural Rides held their annual Driver Appreciation Event at the Riverview Lions Club. The volunteers give their time throughout the year to help others, so it is important to take time to thank them and acknowledge their generosity.
A delicious breakfast was prepared by volunteers of the Riverview Lions Club. Several door prizes donated by local businesses such as Universal Accessories, National Tire Distributors and others were well received by those who won them.
Volunteers were presented with certificates of appreciation and gifts. A client testimony was shared and one of the volunteers, Louise, shared
what being a volunteer means to her and how it has impacted her life. A video of her story is on our Facebook page and website for viewing.
The volunteer drivers are what makes this program work and they truly do change lives one ride at a time with their kindness, generosity and willingness to help others. Words are not enough to express how much they are appreciated.
If you would like to be part of the team of amazing volunteers, please call 962-3073 or visit the website at urbanruralrides.ca
Urban Rural Rides is once again providing the opportunity for existing drivers or any new driver recruit to win a set of four tires! If you have a few hours a week to transport a client to a food bank or medical appointment, we are in need of volunteer drivers in all areas of Westmorland and Albert Counties. Drivers are reimbursed at 0.46¢/km.
For more information about becoming a volunteer and our transportation service, contact 962-3073 or visit urbanruralrides.ca
*Thank you to a community business for this donation - appreciated by staff and volunteers with Urban Rural Rides.
Connecting Albert County would like to thank the following supporters & advertisers:
- Bennett and Albert County Health Care (BACH) Foundation
- Albert County Pharmacy
- Hon. Rob Moore, MP for Fundy Royal
- CBDC Westmorland Albert
- Albert County Funeral Home
- Friends of Fundy
- Crooked Creek Convenience
- Hon. Mike Holland, Minister, MLA-Albert
- Fundy Highlands Motel and Chalets
- Chipoudy Communities Revitalization Committee (CCRC)
- Jeff MacDougall, SouthEastern Mutual Insurance
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