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United Way Leeds & Grenville (UWLG), in coordination with Lanark Leeds & Grenville Health Unit, has announced a program that will assist residents of Leeds & Grenville (without available transportation) to get to the Vaccination Centres to receive their COVID-19 Vaccination.
UWLG will act as coordinator of the program so that residents of Leeds & Grenville have one number to call. UWLG will connect the resident requiring transportation to the agency that would be available to provide the drive. The agency will coordinate the pick-up and drop off directly with the resident.
Participating agencies will take responsibility for the transportation and ensuring that all Health Unit protocols for our area are in place. Passengers will be required to wear a mask that covers the nose, mouth and chin. Only one person in the car, with the driver, or two if they reside in the same household. Most agencies require 48-72 hours notice so that they can make arrangements for volunteer drivers. Pick-ups and drop-offs must be within Leeds & Grenville.
“The United Way is pleased to lead the charge on this important need in our community,” said Trish Buote, Executive Director United Way Leeds & Grenville. “We want to remove any barriers for residents to ensure that they can receive their COVID Vaccination. We are extremely appreciative to all the amazing agencies who stepped up at this time to agree to provide rides to our community. We are very proud to partner with them”.
There is a cost to the service depending on the pick-up and drop-off locations as well as the available agency. United Way Leeds & Grenville is pleased to provide funding for the ride for those who cannot afford the fee.
Please contact Christine Radford at 613-342-8889 and she will help coordinate your ride. Take care and be safe.