Neighbor Ride Turns 16!
As we expand our services in response to the needs of the most vulnerable during the pandemic, your support of our Annual Giving Campaign is more important than ever. Keep your eyes out for a letter from Bruce and please consider giving online at www.neighborride.org or via check to: Neighbor Ride – 5570 Sterrett Place, Suite 102 – Columbia, MD 21044.
We are excited to be joining Grassroots, HopeWorks, and FIRN in partnering with students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on a project aimed at increasing the professional resources available to nonprofits. Known as SWAP, the project would facilitate the exchange of skills and talents between organizations – letting Neighbor Ride, for instance, lend its volunteer management expertise to one nonprofit, while borrowing event planning support from another. To expand the pool of shareable talent, participating organizations have been asked to survey their volunteers to gauge the availability of additional skill sets that might be offered. Please click HERE to complete the survey.
S.A.F.E. Pantry Distribution
Thanks to all the Volunteers who helped out at the S.A.F.E Food Pantry Saturday! 32 families had gluten and allergy friendly food delivered to their doorstep. Look out for our next distribution date on December 12th.
Tiffany Holtzman, S.A.F.E. Food Pantry & Bruce Fulton, Neighbor Ride
- 330 Food Deliveries by 44 volunteers – 1,908 meals and 3,500 lbs of food
- 295 Rides with passengers by 66 volunteers – 68% for medical appts and 24% for food shoppers.
- 18 Community Connector rides (wheel-chair accessible service) for 3 clients
Welcome to our new volunteers in October: Kristine Helmstetter, Karen Holstein, and Kelly Morstein.
We would so appreciate your help in spreading the word about Neighbor Ride’s FREE RIDES for flu shots. Please take a couple of minutes to share to your networks. Also on your next ride, remind your passenger about Neighbor Ride’s Free Rides to get their Flu shot. email@example.com.
“Get it Done” Week
The Community Foundation of Howard County has partnered with the Office on Aging & Independence and the Coalition of Geriatric Service (COGS) to offer “Get it Done” week. This will be a weeklong set of virtual webinars, followed by FREE, 1:1 appointment slots with experts. Topics range from things like when/how to begin your will, understanding housing options based on retirement income, MOLSTs, and others. All of the experts (lawyers, financial planners, nurses, etc.) have volunteered their time. Learn more HERE, and please do spread the word! https://speakeasyhoward.org/getitdone
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