FISH of Franklin Seeks Volunteers Nonprofit Offers Rides to Medical Appointments for Franklin Residents
FISH of Franklin’s mission is helping Franklin residents get to their medical appointments – and volunteers are needed.
Originally founded in England, the Franklin chapter of FISH was created in 1973 after a meeting of townspeople at the Federated Church. It is a non-profit organization run completely by volunteers. People give their time to either drive or answer telephone calls. They schedule and arrange for drivers to transport clients to and from appointments. They have driven as far as Boston and Providence, and locations in between such as Milford, Upton, Walpole, Wellesley and Norwood Hospital.
The name comes from the ichthus - the ancient Greek symbol used by early Christians. In those early times, the fish symbol was a secret sign for a safe haven.
Those requesting rides can request up to two rides to medical appointments per month, and the names of all those requesting rides are kept confidential.
If you are interested in volunteering for FISH, call Chris at (508) 553-3023.
If you are a Franklin resident who needs a ride to a medical appointment, call FISH at (508) 528-2121.