Giving miles of SMiles!
SMiles is raising funds to continue providing older adults in rural Blount County the opportunity to improve their quality of life and reduce their vulnerability. Senior-friendly transportation that's affordable, adaptable and convenient keeps the elderly independent and retains their dignity once they no longer are able to drive. SMiles volunteers use their personal vehicles to take members wherever they'd like to go within this rural Tennessee county. A total of 23,000 trips have been made within the past five years, covering over 126,000 miles!
Even though volunteers provide the essential transportation for SMiles, operating costs are still present. Software, insurance, staffing, mileage reimbursements - they all add up each year. It's important that SMiles is financially sound so folks can rely on it for years' to come.
We outlive our ability to drive by an average of 8 - 10 years. Without affordable, accommodating, and adaptable transportation, older people become vulnerable to social isolation, depression, and ...read more
Agency: To reduce poverty by providing services and developing resources with partnering agencies to help meet basic needs to improve the lives of the elderly, disabled, and/or low income people in ...read more