June 2021 Mission
MyRide Jonesborough is a senior-friendly volunteer transportation service for older residents. Volunteer drivers use their personal vehicles to carry older Tennesseans to a variety of destinations, including medical appoint-ments and grocery stores. Participants are 60 years of age and older, live independently and walk independently (or with assistance from walkers or canes), but do not drive. Rides are provided Monday through Friday, with priority given to doctor appointments.
MyRide Jonesborough is a membership program, with each participant (rider) paying a membership fee and a small “per-ride” cost ($5). Some residents, however, are unable to afford these fees. Because of budget cutbacks, MyRide TN has had to eliminate the scholarship program they had to fund these rides.
Our mission this month is to collect funds to support this program (membership fees and per-ride costs) to help maintain this valuable asset to Washington County. Please make your checks payable to JUMC, with a note on the memo line for “MyRide Jonesborough.” Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.