OCEAN COUNTY – The County’s transportation and bus service was recently honored with a Humanitarian Award.
Ocean Ride received the commendation from the Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey for its efforts in providing vital transportation assistance to seniors and other vulnerable residents.
Megan O’Keefe, the executive director of Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey and Fran Pannella, the director of Alzheimer’s Respite Care, Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey, commended the department and the Ocean County Board of Commissioners for maintaining transportation during the coronavirus health crisis.
The Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn said the award, coming from a volunteer organization, “means a tremendous amount to us.”
Quinn thanked Transportation Director Dave Fitzgerald and his staff for going “above and beyond” during the continuing COVID crisis.