Neighbor Ride Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   109 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Philanthropy, Seniors

Location: 5570 Sterrett Place Suite 102 Columbia MD 21044 USA

Mission: Neighbor Ride enhances the health and quality of life for Howard County's seniors by providing affordable, volunteer-based supplemental transportation.
Results: The demand for Neighbor Ride's senior transportation service is at all-time highs, with volunteers providing an average of over 1,200 trips per month.
Target demographics: Seniors, age 60 and over
Geographic areas served: Transportation is provided for Howard County seniors to destinations in a 900-square mile area.
Programs: Our team of 300-plus volunteers coordinate and provide rides for local seniors, helping them remain active, independent and connected to the community
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Neighbor Ride is an incredible group of volunteers and staff who continually go the "extra mile" to deliver on the mission

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Neighbor Ride serves a vital role in the community and the evidence is in the wonderful comments shown here by our passengers and volunteers. It has been a real pleasure to be a small part of the success of the organization and the impact it has on people's lives.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Neighbor Ride is a wonderful resource for our community! Our dedicated team of staff and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that our county's seniors are able to stay active and get where they need to go when they need to get there. I'm proud to be associated with such a great organization!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I just joined the board for Neighbor Ride and I attended my first meeting which was the strategic retreat. I am so impressed with the staff and board of this group. It is very exciting to be a part of a non-profit organization who strives to reduce isolation in the elderly population by providing free or low cost rides to doctors appointments, social gatherings, church activities, errands, etc. We of course can't accomplish this without our wonderful volunteers. A big goal for us this year is to increase our volunteers so we can continue to offer this wonderful service to Howard County elederly residents.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

As a Board member, I hear many stories from the drivers and other volunteers that work for Neighbor Ride. One favorite is a passenger that faithfully calls the office each time she is transported, and leaves a message of thanks for that day's ride. That makes the drivers feel good, the passenger feels good, and the office volunteers are reminded how much the service means to our clients.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Many of us take driving for granted. But, without driving ones life becomes very isolated. Hearing the stories of seniors that have been positively impacted by the kindness of Neighbor Ride volunteers is a wonderful thing. This is a great organization that really makes a difference in the lives of seniors.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Neighbor Ride is an invaluable resource to the senior community in Howard County. Remaining active is essential to the health and well-being of seniors and Neighbor Ride greatly assists with this through their transportation services.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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So much for so little! Keeps seniors independent and mobile and provides a flexible volunteer opportunity creating immediate impact. A win-win for all! Taking folks to cultural and social events, religious services, volunteer jobs, managing healthcare and business appts., visiting friends and loved ones, or just getting a haircut or picking up a birthday gift allows seniors to have door to door service in a private vehicle at their preferred time. A viable transportation option with minimum infrastructure and staff. More than 250 volunteers are providing more than 1,000 trips each month!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Talked to passengers who value their independence whic is mainteained by quality, dependable sservice...AND the volunteers who so enjoy their passengers!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide staff hours to assist other communities create their own similar service.

 
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