Saturday, August 02, 2008

Drivers volunteer to help out the visually impaired

The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired says it has an immediate need for volunteer drivers to get blind and visually impaired people where they need to go.The volunteer transportation program provides free, personalized transportation services to the blind and visually impaired when no one else can or will, or when family is working or too far away, or when friends and neighbors are not available.

VABVI volunteer drivers work on an "as needed" basis and are free to accept or reject any trip to suit their own schedules. Drivers receive mileage reimbursement for the use of their cars. Drivers are in short supply, and there is an "urgent, on-going" need for drivers in and around Burlington, said VABVI officials.For more information, call Laurie toll-free 1-800-639-5861 ext 11. VABVI is a non profit organization providing a wide array of services to visually impaired Vermonters. There are about 10,500 visually impaired persons in Vermont.


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