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ITNRacineCounty, a local nonprofit that provides rides to seniors aged 55 and older and any adults with visual impairment received a $15,000 grant from the Racine Community Foundation on April 29.

Funding for this program has been allocated from the Helen T. Kammerer Fund and the Marilyn J. Rothschild Fund within the Racine Community Foundation.

ITNRacineCounty is one of 26 affiliates of ITNAmerica in 21 states nationwide. Rides are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles. The drivers must pass background checks and receive training.

Riders pay a yearly membership, and also pay for a pickup and mileage charge for each ride. Riders only pay about half of a ride’s actual cost. Donations and grants make up the other half. Financial assistance is available for eligible low-income riders.

The $15,000 grant will be used toward the support of an additional full-time employee to meet the rising demand of the transportation needs of the seniors in our community.

ITNRacineCounty relies heavily on volunteer drivers and rides can be assigned around your schedule. For more information on becoming a volunteer driver, member-rider or supporter of ITNRacineCounty, visit www.itnracinecounty.org or call (262) 554-1091.

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