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unapatriciated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 03:22 PM
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Need help from North Georgia Duers
During the 08 Campaign while phone banking for President Obama, I met an 82 year young woman named Bernice. She had not voted since Clinton and needed a ride to the polls. My husband and I drove to North Ga, took her to vote than out for a very nice lunch. We have stayed in contact and visited her a few times since then. Bernice is a two time cancer survivor, she is also an amputee and wheel chair bound. I received a call from this sweet lady today, she has been having trouble with the disabled bus service in her area. The refuse to pick her up for doctors appointments and errands (grocery store etc.), they say she is too much trouble. This week they left her stranded at the clinic and it cost her thirty -five dollars to get home, She was ten minuets late for the three o'clock pick-up. The nurse at the clinic called the bus service to let them know that they were backed up at the clinic but would rush her ahead of other patients and have her at the stop by 3:15. When the bus had not arrived by 3:30 the nurse called and was informed they did not come because she was just too much trouble.

What I need help with is names and addresses of local city council for Chickamauga. or any official who can help Bernice. I will also be writing letters to her congressman, senators and Governor regarding this. It is a disgrace that our disabled elderly are left without transportation for daily living.

My husband and I will be driving up to see her on Wednesday. Any Help will be appreciated.

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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 08:25 AM
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1. They have a home page...

Mayor & City Council- Elected
Ray Crowder - Mayor
Randal Dalton - Mayor Pro Tem & Police Department
Robert Robertson - Office & Finance & Recreation
Evitte Parrish - Electric Department
James Staub - Planning & Development & Streets & Grounds
Daymon Garrett - Water & Sewer
Juanita Crowder - Recorder

City Hall Staff
John Culpepper - City Manager
Jim Powell-Office Manager & Zoning
Jane Ramey - City Clerk
Michael R. Haney -Chief Of Police

I'm not sure how helpful they will be but they might be able to point you to someone who can help.
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unapatriciated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 04:12 PM
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2. Thanks it is a start for my letter writing campaign :)
she is such a sweet lady and deserves better.
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