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Contoocook Valley Transportation Company

When it comes to transportation needs, she’s driven to success

After only a little more than a year as a registered volunteer driver for Contoocook Valley Transportation Company, Sue — a resident of Peterborough — has already logged 5,349 miles. She has generously given 499 hours of her time, and provided 115 trips for several people who needed assistance with transportation to necessary appointments.

Sue’s journey started with a true desire to help people in her community, but also with some concerns that volunteering to drive might not be the best route for her to take. After learning more about the flexibility of the CVTC Volunteer Driver Program — choosing rides which work with a driver’s schedule and the option of mileage reimbursement — she decided to sign up, gas up and hit the road for a trip with her first rider.

Shortly after her first taste of success, Sue came into the office and started signing up for trips on a regular basis. She continues to take the “right” turn and steer further down the road as a volunteer driver.

Recently, Sue apologized for not choosing enough trips for the next week. Since CVTC drivers choose the rides that work with their schedules, her apology was not at all necessary. The heart and dedication of Sue, along with all other volunteers, continues to be appreciated.

CVTC drivers are the backbone of the nonprofit; without them, CVTC wouldn’t exist. Drivers come from several towns in the Monadnock region. Something they all have in common is the desire to help others. A few drive nearly every day of the week; others drive less frequently as their busy schedules allow. All volunteer drivers are truly making a difference in their communities.

CVTC will continue to thrive as more wonderful people with a heart and desire to help their neighbors take the journey to become a volunteer driver.

Marsha Gibson is the CVTC Volunteer Driver Program coordinator. CVTC is a nonprofit located in Peterborough. To learn more, call CVTC toll-free at 1-877-428-2882, ext. 5, or email marsha@cvtc-nh.org.

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