Senior Services receives $10K grant for transportation

Published 7:20 pm Friday, April 8, 2022

Elizabeth River Crossings has awarded Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia a $10,000 grant for its I-Ride transportation program.

A Senior Services press release continued by stating that the gift will be used to support transportation for older adults in the Portsmouth and Western Tidewater areas. Specifically, the funds will go toward transportation-related administrative, overhead and program expenses.

This is not the first contribution by Elizabeth River Crossings; in 2020 it provided Senior Services with the funds to support roughly 1,000 older adults in crisis at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through delivery of meals, personal protective equipment and other necessities, the organization helped thousands of seniors remain healthy, safe and connected to their communities.

“We are so grateful for the continued partnership of Elizabeth River Crossings,” said Steve  Zollos, chief executive officer of Senior Services. “Thanks to their generosity and support, we  can continue to provide safe, affordable and reliable transportation to older adults throughout  the region.”

Elizabeth River Crossings, operator of the Downtown Tunnel, Midtown Tunnel and the MLK  Expressway, has made donations to several organizations and initiatives as part of its  community impact efforts.

“As a transportation company, we know access is crucial,” Elizabeth River Crossings CEO Anna Bonet said, “We’re proud to support Senior Services’ efforts to provide safe, reliable transport options to doctor’s appointments, dialysis visits, adult day care or any location that adults 60-plus need to get to.”