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Shucking for Seniors helps ITN CharlestonTrident

October 25, 2013

The Independent Transportation Network (ITN) CharlestonTrident, will hold its fifth annual Oyster Roast, Shucking for Seniors, on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Bowens Island Restaurant, located at 1870 Bowens Island Road.

One hundred percent of the proceeds support ITNCharlestonTrident’s dignified transportation program for seniors and the visually impaired in Charleston County. Operating for over six years; ITN is a non-profit organization that provides more than 500 rides a month to seniors 60 and older and visually impaired adults utilizing volunteer and paid drivers. Riders become members of ITN and schedule their door-through-door rides in advance. The South Carolina Aging in Place Coalition is a non-profit organization advocating for people to prepare to remain in their residence; independently, comfortably and safely.

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Vote for Toyota to donate vehicles to ITNCharlestonTrident

September 26, 2013

The Independent Transportation Network (ITN) CharlestonTrident, located in North Charleston, is one of 250 national finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning Oct. 1.

Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at Facebook.com/Toyota. Visitors to the page will receive two votes each day to select two separate winning organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles. ITNCharlestonTrident will be one of the five organizations highlighted for voting on Sunday, Oct. 6.

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ITNCharlestonTrident: Organization fails to win car, benefits from exposure

June 20, 2011

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — The official results of Toyota’s Cars for Good contest are in — ITNCharlestonTrident finished a close second.

Despite the disappointment of coming so close to winning a brand new Toyota Prius, ITN Executive Director Jim Ledbetter said the organization has greatly benefited from exposure garnered by the contest.

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Vote for ITNCharlestonTrident on June 15th

June 15, 2011

Please vote TODAY for ITNCharlestonTrident.

They are a finalist in the Toyota Cars For Good Program, an online competition for non-profits who use cars to meet their missions. The winner receives a new Toyota Prius. For ITNCharlestonTrident, it will be used to continue providing personal transportation to seniors and the visually impaired, anytime for any purpose. As of this posting, ITNCharlestonTrident is in second place! One minute of your time to click and vote will help make a difference in many lives.

Facebook.com/Toyota

And, don’t forget to spread the word by sharing this link. Thank you!

ITNCharlestonTrident™ Finalist for Toyota Cars For Good Program

May 18, 2011

ITNCharlestonTrident is a finalist for the Toyota Cars For Good Program.

Please mark your calendar for June 15th and vote for ITNCharlestonTrident.

We are one of only FIVE organizations nationwide that are competing for votes on June 15.

The winner will receive a NEW Toyota.

Four weeks from today (Wednesday, June 15). Please vote for ITNCharlestonTrident at Facebook.com/Toyota.

The seniors and visually impaired riders we provide dignified transportation to say THANK YOU!

PLEASE help spread the word!

ITNCharlestonTrident named a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars For Good program

May 5, 2011

ITNCharlestonTrident is happy to announce we’ve been named a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars For Good program. Every day for 100 days, beginning later this month, five different organizations will compete for the most votes with the daily winners being awarded a new Toyota. The next step is for all of you to VOTE for us on Wednesday, June 15th, on Toyota’s Facebook page, facebook.com/Toyota. The new Toyota will help us tremendously in maintaining our dignified transportation program for seniors and visually impaired individuals in Charleston County. Please visit Toyota’s Facebook page for more information on the 100 Cars For Good program and to learn more about ITNCharlestonTrident, “Opening More Than Car Doors”. Thank you.

Volunteer drivers help senior citizens despite gas prices

April 22, 2011

ABC NEWS 4

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Using their own cars, a local organization continues to provide services to the elderly – despite soaring gas prices. [ITNCharlestonTrident] transports the elderly and those who can no longer drive. The organization is mainly volunteers with three paid employees.

[ITNCharlestonTrident] said they haven’t seen a decrease in volunteers despite gas prices. Wood Struthers has been volunteer driving for years, and said he is spending a lot of cash on the endeavor.
“Talking considerable cash, I pay $2,000 in gas a year,” Struthers said. Struthers said that amount is additional to what he spends regularly on gas. “I don’t think about costs a whole lot. If I did I wouldn’t sleep well at night.”

According to [ITNCharlestonTrident], gas prices are concern but they have not had a decrease in the number of volunteers.”Getting the riders where they need to go is the important thing,” said Struthers.

ABC NEWS 4

ITNCharlestonTrident on ABC TV Ch 4 on 4/21

April 22, 2011

Volunteer drivers Wood Struthers and Terry Brown were interviewed on ABC TV
Ch 4.

Ch 4 interviewed Wood after he dropped off a member rider and interviewed Terry Brown outside of our office.

The subject is how is the rising cost of gas is affecting volunteers who drive their own vehicles in the course of volunteering for a local organization.

Gerontology Students Receive Award

April 6, 2011

College of Charleston

ITNCharlestonTrident

Brenda Sanders of the College of Charleston accepts a 2010 Community Partner Award for ongoing support of the SC Aging in Place Coalition by students of her Gerontology class.
Left to right: Janet Schumacher, Chairman – SCAIP, Kelley Hallmann, Chairman of Aging in Place Week and Brenda Sanders, Gerontology Class Instructor

A College of Charleston gerontology professor and her students have been recognized for making a difference in the Charleston community. Sociology Instructor Brenda Sanders accepted the 2010 Community Partner Award from the South Carolina Aging in Place Coalition for creating opportunities for gerontology students to serve seniors in the Lowcountry through internships, volunteer experiences and service learning opportunities.

Every gerontology student participates in a service-learning project. There are about 20 students in the gerontology class and they help with Respite Care Ministries which provides respite for caregivers of those with dementia or to act as drivers for ITN (Independent Transportation Network), a non-profit that provides transportation for senior citizens. In fact, junior Olivia Rothschild, who is currently enrolled in Aging and the Family, provided ITNCharlestonTrident’s 25,000th ride on February 25, 2011. The students also help with events during National Aging in Place week.

Read the full article at www.news.cofc.edu

Ken Burger: Getting there is only part of the joy

March 7, 2011

Ken Burger
The Post and Courier

Three mornings a week, Paul Franklin drives from downtown Charleston to James Island to make a very special delivery – Dr. Curtis Worthington.

Despite his 85 years, the good doctor still spends his days in the Waring Historical Library at the Medical University of South Carolina, one of the most important collections in the country.

Then later in the day, Franklin picks Worthington up and deposits him safely back home.

Over the years, they’ve formed a friendship during these intimate times spent together. But it’s more than that.

Both are part of ITN (Independent Transportation Network) Charleston Trident, a volunteer group that provides rides to those in the community who need them.

“Paul is one of the reasons I haven’t given it up,” the doctor said on a recent morning commute. “Together, we’ve solved several of the world’s most pressing problems.”

Read the full story in The Post and Courier.