Nov. 12th – Response from Nancy Wigen.

Response from Nancy Wigen:

This publicity has given me a chance to talk to people about the Human Exchange Society, which is a good thing. There are many who don’t know, and should know, about the need for a safe place to live for those who would otherwise “fall through the cracks”. Fear and ignorance keep most people from getting involved. Even picking up a hitch-hiker is too scary for many, but in the 60 years since I learned to drive, and the countless number of people I’ve picked up I have never been harmed, and only 2 or 3 times have I had someone really unpleasant in my car. I have met some very interesting people by sharing my car this way. Most are courteous and grateful, the only difference between us being that I am fortunate enough to have a car, and they don’t. Late evening hitch-hikers are often restaurant workers just getting off shift, standing in the dark and rain hoping someone will stop for them. It’s a privilege to be able to help, and to make sure they get home safely.

Thank you for this honour. I hope to be worthy of it.

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