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New car a welcome addition

New car a welcome addition
Jason Kerr/Daily Herald Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 510 pose for a photo board members and supporters of the Seniors Transportation Service after handing over the keys to a new vehicle.

As a weekly user of the Prince Albert Seniors Transportation Service, Eleanor George has made plenty of trips in the organizations two cars.

For George, the service is an essential one, so when she heard the Prince Albert Firefighters Charity was donating a new vehicle she was ecstatic.

“If feels wonderful,” said George, who served as the transportation service’s Mary in the 2015 Two Miles for Mary campaign. “It feels like the city responds to our needs. When you can’t drive, it’s a really difficult situation.”

On Wednesday, George was one of several people on hand to accept donated vehicle from local firefighters.

The vehicle will help replace an aging fleet that provided roughly 6,900 trips to Prince Albert seniors, helping them get to medical appointments, shopping facilities and volunteer work.

Prince Albert and District Community Service Centre CEO Bill Powalinsky said their two vehicles have seen a lot of wear and tear over the years, so finding a replacement was vital.

For the rest of this story, please read the Feb. 2 online or print edition of the Daily Herald.