Published July 23 2019
To the Editor
Read with great interest the very great article on Marika Lembo DeFlorio and her many hours of volunteer driving. Congratulations kudos and a heartfelt thank you for your wonderful work.
However could we not spare a few words of praise to one or two others who drive long hours on a volunteer basis? One gentleman lives in Wilberforce and provides rides to Toronto Peterborough Oshawa Kingston etc. at least five days a week and I am sure there are many more doing the same thing.
I am not referring to occasional drivers but those who do it winter and summer on a regular basis. Let’s give credit where credit is due.
Also I wonder how much employees and management people get when driving on company business. I wager dollars to doughnuts it exceeds the 40 cents a kilometre paid to volunteers. As one who has availed this service a few times over the years let’s see a word or two in print thanking many of our other volunteers for their help. Without them we would be lost.