Benefit planned for WHEELS program
Published 12:00 am, Sunday, February 25, 2018
The WHEELS Program of Greater New Milford will hold a breakfast buffet fundraiser March 2 from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Festivities will take place at The Maxx at 94 Railroad St.
Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online at www.wheelsofnewmilfordorg or at the Wheels office at 40 Main St. Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
WHEELS aims to “provide the highest quality transportation for senior citizens and citizens with disabilities in the Greater New Milford area to their non-emergency medical appointments,” according to its mission staement.
More than 20 volunteers who drive WHEELS’ insured vehicles, including a wheelchair accessible bus.
The organization serves the greater New Milford area, but can transport to out-of-town medical facilities as far away as Yale in New Haven.
“I have been driving for the program for over eight years,” said volunteer Rich Power.
“When I retired from teaching after 36 years, I attended a retirement seminar and one of the things we were told was that we would probably have to make new friends, and I have.
“The office staff, the other drivers and the clients we transport have become my new friends. I really enjoy my volunteer time and I look forward to doing it for years to come.”