Neighbor Ride Expands Services In Howard County With Grant

Kristin Danley-Greiner

HOWARD COUNTY, MD — Even more veterans age 60 and older in Howard County can take advantage of Neighbor Ride thanks to a $3,000 grant from TowerCares Foundation. The funds will be used to provide free transportation for low-income veterans and to further reduce Neighbor Ride’s already low, partially subsidized ride fees for all other aging veterans.

Neighbor Ride provides affordable, passenger-focused transportation services through a volunteer-based system. The organization has logged more than 17,000 trips annually year for medical appointments, social outings, shopping, educational pursuits and wellness activities. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Neighbor Ride also serves vulnerable individuals and families in the community by delivering meals and groceries in partnership with the Howard County Food Bank, the Howard County Office on Aging and Independence, and the Howard County Public School System.

This article originally appeared on the Ellicott City Patch