In May of this year our Ride to Work program began transporting New Americans to their second shift jobs in East Syracuse. These jobs would not have been available to them because they had no transportation home at 2AM, but our ride service allowed them to get to and from work on time everyday and "get their foot in the door".
Effective Saturday they are working on a different shift that has bus service. We are so happy for these men and their families now that they have a good job and transportation independence so they can work and begin their American Dream. Also 4 of them have learner's permits and hope to get their driver's licenses. Without this helping hand these milestones would not have happened.
We want to thank the Job developers at Catholic Charities for their patience and hard work in making the Pilot program a success. Also we thank Wil Wagner of Wil-Care transportation Services for his excellent service driving these men everyday and developing a friendship with them.
There are so many other's who need this opportunity so we cannot rest until a more permanent service for those who need jobs and do not have transportation are served. Go to our website's GET INVOLVED section to see how to can help.