Fayette Senior Services Steering Fundraiser for New Transportation Vehicle

February 10, 2021. FAYETTEVILLE, GA. Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity, is in need of a new van to add to their aging vehicle fleet so they can continue to provide life-saving transportation services for seniors in our community. FSS is currently accepting donations to help purchase one new wheelchair accessible van, valued at $25,000, that will have a great impact on those receiving this invaluable service. The simple task of driving a car is not an option to many seniors in Fayette County. As the leading provider for low-cost transportation services available in the county, this team delivers seniors to crucial doctor visits, dialysis, and pharmacy pick-ups on a daily basis. Over the past year, our transportation team has completed over 8,000 trips for 100,000 miles. Serving over 200 clients a month, the need is great for reliable and safe transportation services in our county. FSS was recently forced to retire two vehicles, and have two more with over 200,000 miles on them, leaving them in desperate need of a new van to continue to provide a valuable service at the current capacities. Fayette Senior Services is the only option for many in our community to get to their life saving treatments at an affordable cost. Jeff Wix, FSS Transportation Manager, sees firsthand the impact it plays in the lives of so many. “Seeing the relief of our clients when we arrive and hearing the appreciation of having a reliable and safe ride really puts into perspective how we take for granted our own ability to drive ourselves. I constantly hear ‘I don’t know what I would do without FSS and this service’ and it is apparent how needed it truly is. We are proud to be able to offer this to seniors in our community,” shares Wix. Every donation counts, small or large, and each donation plays a major role in the life of someone receiving this incredible service. Please consider contributing a tax-free donation while making a difference in the lives of others in need.

 

Corporate sponsorships are also available for those interested in advertising on one of FSS’ vehicles. The sponsorship will include the donating organization’s logo on the van wrap in various locations on the new vehicle, depending on sponsorship level. For more information on sponsorships, please contact Morgan Lanier at mlanier@fayss.org or 770-769-8430.

 

For over four decades, FSS has been making a meaningful difference in the social, emotional, and physical well-being of adults age 50 and better in our community. For older adults who no longer drive, getting to essential medical appointments and other places can be a challenge, putting their health and well-being at risk. FSS provides safe and affordable door-to-door transportation options with wheelchair accessible vehicles available. For more information about Fayette Senior Services transportation program, please contact Michelle Williamson, Transportation Coordinator at 770-461-0813 or visit www.fayss.org.