LETTER: Senior shuttle drivers needed

I have been using Senior Services volunteer transportation for a number of years to get to and from medical appointments, as I no longer drive and am prevented from using public transportation due to physical disability.

I moved to Burien a few months ago and was delighted to hear of the Hyde Shuttle. I can now call Hyde and book a ride for all my transportation needs without asking someone else to interrupt their activities to take me grocery shopping, etc.

I no longer have to waste a lot of time, as Hyde does not have a “window period” for a pick-up time. The volunteer drivers are courteous, caring people and are always prompt.

This is a wonderful service for seniors. However, last week I was unable to use the Hyde Shuttle, as there were no volunteer drivers in the Burien area.

I urge anyone who has the time and wants to do something worthwhile to volunteer for this important service. I, for one, am eternally grateful for it and can only hope it will continue.

I have no doubt seniors in Tukwila and SeaTac will come to rely on Hyde Shuttles as much as I do.

Let’s help each other out. Spread the word. They need volunteers.

Call Melissa at 206-748-7588 for information on how to do so.

Shelby Duncan

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