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The Driver – Volunteer Newsletter May 2024

May 30, 2024

Neighbor Ride’s office volunteers (RC’s) are amazing!  They are on the phones everyday, keeping everything running smoothly between drivers and clients. In an average year they field 15,000 phone calls, and work a combined total of 2,496 hours!  We could never thank them enough for their selfless service.

  • Sara Cochran 

  • Carol Hillyard 

  • Sue Appletree

  • Fred Bondroff

  • Harriet Pahn

  • John DePola

  • Barb Jewett

  • Paul Seiler

  • Marilyn O’Loughlin

  • Patricia Everhart

  • Wendy Van Antwerp

  • Reggi Veatch

  • JoAnne Elms

A big thank you to Jeanne and Louie Kranefeld who have been dedicated Saturday RC’s for many years.  They just recently “retired” as RC’s.

If anyone is interested in finding out more about the Ride Coordinator positions, please give us a call.

RIDE MATCH – DID YOU KNOW?

  • If you are unable to accept a ride from the pending ride screen. Please check that you can view the View Accept buttons on the far right of the screen. If unable to view, reduce  your screen size so that the whole page fits on your screen.
  • If you are not receiving any ride emails from us, please give us a call.  If you are receiving the Last Resort/All Call emails but not your confirmation emails, please check your spam/junk and trash folders.
  • It’s vacation season, If you are away,  please put your dates in the portal so we don’t contact you on vacation. Click on Schedule, Click Add Row, enter your dates, and click Add Row button.

Please reach out to Andrew or Patrice if you need any help or you have any questions with these or any other portal questions. 

ROUND-UP FOR NEIGHBOR RIDE

Making a hardware or gardening run? Be sure to watch for our flier at Clark’s Hardware and round-up your purchase at check-out. All Proceeds from all of the June round-ups at Clark’s Ellicott City and Columbia locations will be donated to Neighbor Ride!

BINGO - Saturday, April 27th
BINGO

THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS YEAR’S

EVENT OUR BEST EVER!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, came out to play, and/or donated to support this year’s BINGO fundraiser. Together, you made this our most successful BINGO ever – with proceeds totaling $20,000! We couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Be sure to Save-the-Date for BINGO 2025 – Scheduled for Sat., May 3rd.

PLEASE JOIN US IN THANKING OUR

20th ANNIVERSARY YEAR SPONSORS!

BINGO
BINGO

Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics – Orthopaedic Associates of Central MD

The Columbia Association

Community Action Council of Howard County

Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny – Attorneys at Law

Edelman Financial Engines

The Hearing Aide

The Hutt Company, LLC

Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center

Residences at Vantage Point

Senior Placement Navigators

APRIL RIDE STATISTICS

Rides Requests filled: 758

Rides Cancelled for No Driver: 71

Ride Completion percentage:  93.7%

Different Volunteers Providing a Ride: 172

WELCOME TO OUR NEW VOLUNTEERS!

Adrienne Cheers

Tim Tomkinson

Bill Sowers

Kylie Crocker

Josie Griffin


OBITUARIES

Our heartfelt condolences to the family of:

Client – Maxine Romm

Client Mary Savoie

LET’S MAKE IT 20 CARS FOR OUR 20th YEAR!

We accept vehicles regardless of age or condition; and anyone from anywhere (including friends and family in other states) can donate.
Vehicle Donations
Newsletter Sponsored by: BWFA