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F.I.S.H. provides transportation for islanders

July 17, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva's Transportation Program is a resource available year-round to on-island neighbors who are without vehicles or who are unable to drive.

Participants can request rides to on-island and off-island, non-emergency medical and dental appointments and for transportation for on-island errands, such as grocery shopping and banking.

The Transportation Program is a complimentary program operated by F.I.S.H. volunteers, who provided 183 rides in 2018. The drivers provide a door-to-door, personalized transportation service, taking individuals to and from appointments and waiting with them until they are ready to return home.

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F.I.S.H. tries to fulfill every ride request, however, occasionally the demand for rides exceeds the supply of drivers. F.I.S.H. suggests at least a 72-hour advance request for all rides. Drivers confirm all ride requests the day before the appointment; participants will be notified as soon as possible if rides cannot be arranged so they can make other arrangements.

For more information, call the 24-hour telephone service at 239-472-0404.

Those interested in learning how to become a volunteer driver can contact Maria Espinoza at the F.I.S.H. Walk-in Center at 239-472-4775.

 
 

 

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