Rides at the Ready

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A free program that's like "Uber" but for the elderly is about to launch in our area. However, there's one little glitch with this free transport service that you might be able to help solve.

The upcoming "Need A Ride" program could really use volunteer drivers.

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey highlighted the new project Friday that has partnered Friends of the Poor with Leadership Lackawanna County.

In addition to helping senior citizens, the "Need A Ride" program can also help expected moms and anyone needing transportation in the 18407 zip code (Carbondale area) as it's for a medical appointment.

The minivan transportation service will take people to and from medical appointments in Scranton, Honesdale, and Carbondale.

Once the "Need A Ride" program secures enough drivers, it plans to launch in Lackawanna County this June.

Click here to learn all of the details on the program, who it serves and how you can volunteer!

To determine if you are eligible for the "Need A Ride," head here.

Want to support "Need A Ride?" Donations can be accepted online or by mail at:

Friends of the Poor
2300 Adams Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509.

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