January 27, 2015 5:30 pm
Updated: January 27, 2015 5:53 pm

Jeep Club volunteers drive Moncton hospital workers during winter storm


MONCTON – Members of the New Brunswick Jeep Club volunteered their time during Tuesday’s storm for a good cause — helping local hospital employees get to and from work.

Group member Gordon Revelle said jeeps are equipped to handle the blowing snow and rough road conditions.

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“We reach out to the hospitals and when there’s no public transportation the people still need to get to and from work,” he said. “So we have some great volunteers that step up and we have the means to get around.”

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About a dozen members hit the streets to help, including Mike Noble.

“It’s nice to help out in some small way to get our doctors and nurses where they need to be,” he said. “It really feels good at the end of the day.”

One of Noble’s passengers was Myra Folkes, a registered nurse at the Moncton Hospital. She said she didn’t realize how bad the driving conditions would get until after she arrived at work.

“The service is wonderful,” she said. “Nice, friendly young men with powerful jeeps driving old ladies home. I think it’s a great service.”

Revelle said the service is about helping people in their own special way.

“We have great bunch of people and we just like to get out and give back,” he said.

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