RSVP Provide-A-Ride helps low-income older adults keep their medical appointments by providing them with free transportation services. Chronic illnesses can quickly deteriorate the health of older adults if left untreated and without ongoing care. Our compassionate drivers ensure our clients can have access to medical care so they can continue to live in better health.
This past February, Don joined our dedicated team of Provide-A-Ride drivers. Driving is something Don enjoys doing, and now he can do it as a way to support low-income seniors. He shares what makes RSVP Provide-A-Ride such an important program.
I greatly enjoy being a part of RSVP Provide-A-Ride. The elderly seniors that we work with are truly dependent on someone else for transportation to their medical appointments. For many of them, their eyesight has gotten to the point where they simply cannot drive. As a result, they can’t leave their house unless someone takes the time to help them.
They are always so appreciative of the help they receive. It makes me feel good to see how thankful they are. Some are fortunate to have family nearby, but they can’t always take time off work to be there for their elderly relatives. For others, they live alone and don’t have family nearby. RSVP Provide-A-Ride is their only source of help. These are folks who truly need our help, and I am thankful I can do my part to help them.
IN 2016, 88 Provide-A-Ride volunteer drivers provided 6,812 rides to medical appointments for 436 low-income elderly persons who were no longer able to drive. Each week, we receive new inquiries from low-income older adults in need of our services. We encourage you to consider joining our “Heroes of Compassion” team and become an RVSP Provide-A-Ride driver. You will always be in control of how often and how far you drive. RSVP of Central Oklahoma provides mileage reimbursement as well as supplemental liability coverage so you can serve without financial hardship.
It makes me feel so good to see how thankful our clients are. Often RSVP Provide-A-Ride is their only source of help.