A Ride That Goes the Extra Mile

November 22, 2019. 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. With the demand of non-emergency medical transportation services in Fayette County, our fleet drives hundreds of thousands of miles a year putting so much wear and tear on our vehicles. This has created the need to replace at least one vehicle a year. FSS is currently accepting donations to help purchase the one new van 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. 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 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.

 

FSS will be a participating charity in the Pinewood Atlanta Studios Reel People Care Gala scheduled for the evening of Saturday, January 11th. This annual event is held at their studios and benefits local charities in Fayette County. FSS is offering one ticket to this event with any $500 donation made towards this new vehicle purchase. Corporate sponsorships are also available for those interested in advertising on one of FSS’ vehicles. For a $3,000 donation towards the van, FSS is offering two tickets to the event in addition to your organization’s logo on the van wrap. The transportation team at FSS transports approximately 400 clients nearly 1,200 times per month for an average of over 250,000 miles a year. This new vehicle will be on the road 12 hours a day, Monday through Friday all over Fayette and surrounding counties, in addition to visits into Atlanta and beyond when medically necessary. Please consider contributing a tax-free donation while making a difference in the lives of others in need.  To make a donation or purchase tickets to Pinewood Atlanta Studios Reel People Care Gala, please contact Morgan Lanier at 770-769-8430 or mlanier@fayss.org. Help FSS make their special deliveries this season by supporting rides for senior transportation to life saving appointments.

 

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.