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Random Age-Friendly: Celebrating our donors

Bill Meadus of the Royal Canadian Legion presents their annual donation at a recent board meeting.
Bill Meadus of the Royal Canadian Legion presents their annual donation at a recent board meeting. - Contributed
CLARENVILLE, N.L. —

CREST is a Clarenville and area transportation service for people who live within a 20-km radius of the town of Clarenville, are over the age of 60, or over age 25 and confined to a wheelchair. 

The 16-passenger/eight-wheelchair bus operates from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday in 12 communities: Clarenville, Milton, George’s Brook, Harcourt, Random Heights, Elliott’s Cove, Snook’s Harbour, Deep Bight, Adeytown, Hillview, North West Brook, and Queen’s Cove.

There is a $2 cash fare, per person, each way. Bus passes can be purchased at $20 for 11 rides.

In addition to providing a service to residents who wish to embark on the journey of worry-free driving, CREST also provides transportation to groups on evenings and weekends. 

However, these excursions are provided on a cost-recovery basis and take place based on the availability of a volunteer driver.

The life-changing opportunities that CREST provides its seniors simply would not be possible without the continued financial support of donors. Their gifts are the foundation upon which CREST continues to grow and strengthen.

Following are the names of donors who have graciously given and continue to give to CREST.

Monetary donations come from:

Bell Aliant Pioneers, Co-op 50/50, Clarenville Lions Club, Oddfellows, Rotary, Royal Canadian Legion, and Terra Nova Golf Resort.

In-kind donations such as free labour, parts, and services come from:

Clarenville Ford, Craig’s Locksmith, City Tire, and Clarenville Inn.

Also, many doctors in the area donate by providing free medicals to volunteer drivers. They are:

Doctor Harold Crewe, Dr. Paula Pye, Dr. Blaine Pearce, Dr. David Brentnall, Dr. Sarah Small, Dr. Gordon Stockwell, and Dr. Jacqueline Elliott.

On behalf of the entire CREST family, thank you for your support!

Bell Aliant Pioneer Lloyd Dalton presents a cheque to Chairperson Larry Reid while Vice-Chairperson Leo Bonnell looks on.
Bell Aliant Pioneer Lloyd Dalton presents a cheque to Chairperson Larry Reid while Vice-Chairperson Leo Bonnell looks on.

 

Doctor Sarah Small and Dr. Gordon Stockwell, two of the many doctors who provide free medicals for CREST volunteer drivers, receive a Certificate of Appreciation.
Doctor Sarah Small and Dr. Gordon Stockwell, two of the many doctors who provide free medicals for CREST volunteer drivers, receive a Certificate of Appreciation.

 

Employees of Craig’s Locksmithing and Autoglass graciously accept a Certificate of Appreciation as one of the businesses in Clarenville that contributes to CREST.
Employees of Craig’s Locksmithing and Autoglass graciously accept a Certificate of Appreciation as one of the businesses in Clarenville that contributes to CREST.

 

Vice Chair Leo Bonnell and Finance Chair John Pickett accept the annual donation from Lindo Palmer of the Oddfellows outside the CREST office.
Vice Chair Leo Bonnell and Finance Chair John Pickett accept the annual donation from Lindo Palmer of the Oddfellows outside the CREST office.

 

Finance Chair John Pickett accepts a donation from Rotary President Joseph Twyne. From left, John Pickett, Joseph Twyne, Random Age-Friendly Communities Chairperson Larry Reid.
Finance Chair John Pickett accepts a donation from Rotary President Joseph Twyne. From left, John Pickett, Joseph Twyne, Random Age-Friendly Communities Chairperson Larry Reid.

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