Lisa Root has been driving for Island Senior Resource’s Volunteer Services/Medicaid Transport for 10 years, taking members of our island communities to medical appointments and procedures. During that time, she and her fellow drivers have spent many hours waiting in ferry lines with an ill client in their car. Some patients even found they had to cancel long-awaited-for appointments due to excessive ferry wait times. Recently, Lisa decided to speak to the Manager of the Clinton ferry terminal, Scott Iverson to ask if the ferry system could help expedite these medical trips. Mr. Iverson recognized that Island Senior Resources’ medical clients, going to and from appointments, need to board the ferry in a timely manner, and offered his assistance. As a result, the Washington State Ferry system has offered Island Senior Resources the ability to issue Priority Boarding passes, each way, to all drivers and their clients that have a medical appointment on the mainland.
We are extremely grateful to Mr. Iverson for his concern and the solution he achieved, and to Lisa, our dedicated volunteer, who saw a need and stepped up to take action. You both made it happen! Thank you!
Interested in being a driver? Do you enjoy meeting new people?
- If you like to drive, and own a car, and enjoy meeting new people then this is the volunteer program for you! Through volunteering, you will establish new friends, learn more about the beautiful island and enjoy giving back.
- To learn more, contact Pat Weekley at 360-678-4886 or 360-321-6661, or by email at email@example.com