MILLTOWN — It’s a chilly morning and Madelyn Brodhead, an elderly resident of East Brunswick, has a 10:30 a.m. physical therapy appointment scheduled across town.
Her vision is impaired, she no longer can drive, and she has difficulty making her way down to her own curb from her home tucked away deep on a suburban street.
It’s a perfect opportunity for Interfaith Network of Care Inc. to help.
The Milltown-based nonprofit organization has about 150 volunteers serving about 600 care receivers throughout Middlesex County.
Longtime volunteer Jean Wetzel showed up and gave Madelyn a ride.
“My goodness, it’s just wonderful, Jean’s been taking me once a week to physical therapy for a month now — I really appreciate it,” said Brodhead, who found out about the service when reading her church bulletin at Immaculate Conception Church in Spotswood.
“I reached out to them, I called,” said Brodhead.
Wetzel, also a retired East Brunswick resident, is a 13-year volunteer for Interfaith, where she helps as a driver and caregiver.
“I enjoy helping people, it makes me feel good,” said Wetzel.
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