I am forwarding her request below in the hopes of finding a volunteer.
I’m a Dunwoody resident with a visual impairment and no longer drive. I’m looking for a driver or two to give me rides to doctor appointments, shopping, the bank, the library etc. I’d like someone retired with free time during weekdays. I prefer a nonsmoker as the smoke can activate my asthma. I would like a possible commitment of one day per week although not necessarily the same day each week. I am agreeable to being dropped off and picked up, or you’re welcome to come along and do your shopping as well. Most places I go are in the Dunwoody/Sandy Springs area, but I do have one doctor in Lilburn and sometimes visit friends in Lilburn. Occasionally I like to go to the DeKalb Farmer’s Market on E Ponce de Leon. I am willing to negotiate a fee with you (gas money, per mile or per hour). I am capable of using MARTA buses and trains but they don’t go to all the places I need and the circuitous route I must take often adds an additional hour and a lot of wait time. If you’re interested in this opportunity or know someone who might fit the bill, please contact me. Thank you!Related to finding assistance for Gail, I remembered that the All Saints Knights of Columbus had members who actively volunteered for an organization called Icare - Volunteer Drivers for Seniors which assists in providing transportation to medical appointments. After reading what this local organization is about, I see this as a great volunteer opportunity for those who are retired to assist those locally who could use a little help. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity please reach out to them and/or Gail, as I know she would be very thankful.