Twenty percent of i know expo sponsorship dollars from the 2015 i know expo went into the Blue Grass Community Foundation i know expo foundation. From it, awards were made to two local nonprofits. The total collected this year was $5,400. Of that, the 20 percent went to the i know expo initial nonprofit sponsor, ITNBluegrass (Independent Transportation Network), which offers dignified transportation for seniors. Kentucky CancerLink received the rest.
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GAINESVILLE – The co-chairman of a non-profit designed to help Hall County seniors get rides to various locations they need to go said the organization has raised about a third to half of its first year operations budget.
Gary Lawrence said iTNLanier recently got what he called a substantial financial committment from Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) for the startup of the organization.
“A lack of transportation resources was one of the barriers to health care access identified in our most recent community health needs assessment, so we are very supportive of this community transportation initiative,” president and CEO of NGHS Carol Burrell said.
NORTHERN, KY – January 28, 2015 – ITNGreaterCincinnati (ITNGC) is pleased to announce that local author Robert Schrage, a resident of Dayton, KY has generously offered to donate a portion of the proceeds of the sale of his new book to ITNGreaterCincinnati. The book, Legendary Locals of Covington, profiles many well-known people important to the history of Covington. Some examples are Clay Wade Bailey, Doc Rusk, Mary Ellen Moore, Kenny Price, local artist Kevin T. Kelly, and many more. Schrage served as Assistant Director for the Northern Kentucky Area Development District for 27 years and has served in many community organizations, including being a volunteer driver for ITNGC. He is active in the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and has written several other books.
The mission of ITNGC is to provide seniors (60+) and visually impaired adults (18+) with a 24/7 transportation resource that is “arm-through-arm, door-through-door and helps you go where you want to go when you want to go.” This model empowers its non-driving members to regain control of their transportation decisions. ITNGC breaks down the isolation that comes when seniors surrender their keys, and gives visually impaired adults freedom to go beyond bus routes at a cost they can afford. ITNGC now offers rides in Ohio and Kentucky, with volunteers providing most of the rides.
Schrage understands this mission and recognizes ITNGC’s benefit to individuals as well as its contribution to business and to the community. You need only contact Schrage at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you are purchasing to benefit ITNGC and he will mail the book to you (FREE SHIPPING). The price is $21.99 + tax and Schrage will sign your copy of the book! In February, Covington will be celebrating its bi-centennial., What better way to celebrate than with a book about “legendary locals”!
ITNGC has been operating in the Greater Cincinnati area since May 2010. The Vision Coalition of Greater Cincinnati and the Deaconess Associations Foundation,brought ITNGC to the area to address a significant local need for transportation for older adults and visually impaired adults on both sides of the river. They coordinated their resources and together formed ITNGreaterCincinnati, a local affiliate of the national ITNAmerica non-profit organization. Now ITNGC serves residents within the I-275 loop in Kentucky and Ohio.
More information on how to become a volunteer driver can be obtained on the website, www.ITNGreaterCincinnati.org or by calling 859-441-8111 or 513-559-2200.
“Reliable transportation is considered one of the most problematic issues for seniors and the sight-impaired who are striving to remain independent,” said Tony Woods, chairman of Deaconess Associations Inc. “Deaconess is pleased to continue providing financial support to ITNGreaterCincinnati to help this organization maintain such a valuable service in our community.”