The Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church, an all-volunteer-based organization dedicated to assisting seniors in maintaining an independent and safe lifestyle, is seeking drivers to help seniors get to doctor, dental and other appointments.
Mark Turco, a retired lawyer is a Shepherd’s Center volunteer, who had previously volunteered for Meals on Wheels and SOME (So Others Might Eat), but found for him it took too much time traveling to and from the locations. Then he saw a blurb in a local newspaper about Shepherd’s Center. Turco says, “It was the perfect opportunity – you just log into the website, see who needs rides – when, and where they need to go, and just select ones that meet your own schedule.”
Turco also noted that the volunteer driver program provides “a good service, flexible schedule, and you get to meet interesting people who have had interesting, colorful lives. And I’m doing this because I’m selfish – I get a lot more out of the service than the people I give rides to.” One final note, Turco’s father was a volunteer in the community for 30 years.
The Shepherd’s Center also receives support from religious congregations and businesses in the community.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please visit the website — http://www.scmafc.org
Or contact Nancy Murray at 703-734-8353
The Shepherd’s Center of McLean – Arlington – Falls Church is located at1205 Dolley Madison Boulevard, McLean, VA 22101.
Phone: (703) 506-2199