Volunteer drivers in the province are being recognized for their efforts by CAA Manitoba with the launch of a new program.
Driving Angels is the first program of its kind to single out the volunteers who provide seniors a mode of transportation to their medical appointments, shop for groceries, attend social functions, and other errands.
“In Manitoba, there are hundreds of volunteers working through various organized driving programs to help seniors get where they need to go,” said Mike Mager, president and CEO of CAA Manitoba. “There are also thousands more Manitobans who help out friends and family in this way, but on an informal basis. All of these people deserve recognition for their selfless contribution to the community. That’s exactly what our Driving Angel program aims to do.”
Anyone can nominate a Driving Angel on the CAA website, or by picking up a nomination form at a CAA Service Centre, or their local senior resource centre.