RightRides For Women's Safety Inc
May 21, 2010
I spent the first several years after moving to NYC living in neighborhoods where I consistently worried about getting home safely every day. Once I found out about RightRides, I immediately signed up to volunteer, even though they didn't serve my neighborhood at the time, since getting home safely was so important to me, and I wanted others to be able to get home safely. I volunteered off and on for about 2 years, hearing so many stories of people getting attacked on the street or the trains, feeling the gratitude for a free, safe ride home. I also used the service several times once they expanded to my neighborhood and it was like a miracle--the trip home took about a third of the time the train would have taken, and I could rest easy knowing I wouldn't have any problems getting home.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
seeing the relief on people's faces as they walk to their door, hearing the gratitude of riders getting home safely, the relaxation in my own trip home with their service.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Warm and friendly, dedicated to helping others.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Former volunteer & driver/navigator, occasional rider.