Flemington couple's 'Covee Car' drives those without transportation to vaccine appointments

At the onset of the pandemic, the couple first used their car to deliver food to neighbors who were sick, but they soon wanted to do more.

News 12 Staff

Apr 21, 2021, 12:07 PM

Updated 1,125 days ago

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A Flemington couple is driving residents in their "Covee Car" for to get them COVID-19 vaccines.
At the onset of the pandemic, the couple first used their car to deliver food to neighbors who were sick, but they soon wanted to do more.
They created "Joe's Covee Car" to take those without transportation to their vaccine appointments.
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"When we saw all the people that were dying here in New Jersey, it was just too much for Shirley and I to bear, and we just wanted to do something, something to help in our own way. This little car with 140,000 miles is doing it," Joe Cicchetti says.
Once they launched their website and Facebook page, the requests for rides started rolling in.
The couple, who is retired, drives the car and pays for the rides themselves.
They have also received some donations, but say they'd like to find more people that offer rides to those who need them.


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