At a ceremony recently at the Wattle Range Council in Millicent, Mayor Peter Gandolfi handed the keys of a Ford Territory over to the Regional Coordinator of the South East Region of the Red Cross, Greg Baxendale.
Wattle Range Council has supported the community by providing the local Red Cross office with a car for community use, to assist those who need it to gain access to essential services.
“The partnership between Wattle Range and the Red Cross has meant that members of the community can be driven by volunteers to appointments they may have found difficult to otherwise get to” said Mr Gandolfi.
The Red Cross community car program is coordinated by the Red Cross in Mount Gambier and supported by local volunteer drivers, who give up their time to take residents to appointments across the region, even linking up with specialist services in Adelaide.
“Wattle Range Council has long been a supporter of this Red Cross program and is proud to be able to donate a vehicle to the local office to continue this essential service,” Mr Gandolfi said.