College Shuttle Service Restored In Amherstburg After Family Donation

A donation from a Amherstburg family has helped the Amherstburg Community Service to restore a badly needed service.

As AM800 News reported in July, ACS had to take one of its vehicles off the road because it had not been able to raise the necessary funds to replace it.

As a result, shuttle service for Amherstburg students to St. Clair College had to be canceled.

But the Goggin family in Amherstburg heard about the appeal and has made a generous donation of $32,000.

It took fundraising to $50,000 and triggered a gift from Concours Mold who is donating the final $25,000 needed to buy a replacement van.

Group fundraising co-ordinator Austin Tyrrell says the community didn't let them down.

"Thankfully, we have had our calls answered by a local family," says Tyrrell.

He says taking the vehicle off the road also meant adults with mobility issues would be left scrambling to find transportation.

Tyrrell says the order will be placed for the new vehicle which hopefully should be in service in the next two to four months.

The cheque to allow for the new accessible vehicle will be presented on Friday.

 

— with files from AM800's Peter Langille and Ricardo Veneza