February / March 2011

Specialized Transportation Funds Provide Van for Christmas

A grant program from ODOT that TMACOG helps to administer and a donation from the Downtown Toledo Rotary Club led to a new van for the Little Sisters of the Poor based in Oregon. The Sisters took ownership just before Christmas with a program and a press event.

To qualify for the grant, the Little Sisters of the Poor sent a letter of intent to ODOT. They were encouraged to submit a complete application and learned that they were one of four agencies in the region to be successful. TMACOG worked with the agency through the submission process. The total cost of the new transport vehicle was $37,951. Eighty percent of the cost was covered by the ODOT grant and the other 20 percent was provided by the Rotary Foundation.The vehicle will serve the daily transportation needs of the residents of the Sacred Heart Home and be used for medical appointments, physical therapy, and other necessary trips.

The ceremonial delivery of the keys. From left, David Gedeon, TMACOG director of Commuter Services; Eric S. Fankhauser, president of downtown Toledo Rotary Club; Sister Cecilia Sartorius of the Little Sisters of the Poor; and State Representative Matt Szollosi.


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