DRIVERS FOR SURVIVORS RECEIVES GRANT FROM SHARE THE SPIRIT

PRESS RELEASE COURTESY OF SHERRY HIGGS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF NON-PROFIT ‘DRIVERS FOR SURVIV0RS’ IN FREMONT, CALIF.

Fremont, Calif – Drivers For Survivors is pleased to announce it has received a $2,000 grant from Share the Spirit East Bay, a program of the Bay Area News Group – East Bay Times, administered by the Contra Costa Crisis Center. These funds will support the Drivers For Survivors volunteer companion driver program.

Drivers For Survivors (DFS) provides a volunteer driver program that addresses a door-through-door service for ambulatory clients who are diagnosed, or have suspicious findings, with cancer. We provide
not only transportation, but also the companionship element that presents essential support, stress relief and therapeutic presence to allow cancer patients to focus on their health and required treatments.

The funds will be used for Drivers For Survivors’ 7th Annual Volunteer Training and Appreciation Luncheon on February 7, 2020, [at] Massimo’s [Italian restaurant in] Fremont. Our volunteers are the most important element in providing service for cancer patients in need.

Share the Spirit awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process, and each year several awardees are featured in stories in the East Bay Times.

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