Betty Couture, a resident at Twin Oaks senior living facility in Wentzville, utilizes ITNGateway to do her banking, attend medical appointments and shop. On Nov. 13, she got a ride to Kohls from celebrity drivers Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione and Police Chief Kurt Frisz.
“I am so appreciative of this service and enjoy getting to meet all the drivers who treat me just like a friend,” Betty says of the service. “It’s almost like having my own car again.”
ITNGateway offers customers “arm-through-arm, door-through-door service and passengers are transported anywhere they want to go 24/7.” Thoroughly vetted volunteers use their own vehicle to take neighbors to work, shop, banking and beauty appointments, and to visit friends and family.
Since the partnership began, ridership has increased by 40 percent over the same time last year, which means more volunteer drivers are needed. It is suggested that volunteers agree to a minimum of three hours per month. For more information, call (636) 329-0888 or visit itngateway.org/volunteer.