Neighbor Ride is a volunteer-based, non-profit that has been providing door-to-door transportation for Howard County residents, age 60 and over, since 2004. Transportation to destinations within a 900 square mile area is coordinated by a team of 16 volunteer Ride Coordinators and provided by over 240 volunteer drivers, utilizing their personal vehicles. Neighbor Ride has registered nearly 1,200 passengers and provided over 30,000 trips for medical appointments, religious services, and other day-to-day needs. The demand for Neighbor Ride’s service is growingly sharply. As a result, the organization is experiencing a 33% year-over-year growth in rides provided –an average of 750 trips per month.
Neighbor Ride is widely acknowledged for the service it provides to the Howard County community and received many awards during the past two years. More importantly, Neighbor Ride is making an impact on the lives of seniors. Mrs. S depended on Neighbor Ride to take her to visit and care for her husband at a local nursing home. Mr. S passed away last summer and Mrs. S will be forever grateful for the time she spent with him and the support she received from Neighbor Ride’s volunteers.
COGS annually raises money for Neighbor Ride through our Fall Fest Fundraiser. For more information on our Fall Fest, visit the Events Section of this website!