Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Mayor John Huffman talks Nonprofits with Call A Ride of Southlake

This week on Minute with the Mayor, Mayor John Huffman meets with Erik Phelps, Executive Director of Call A Ride of Southlake to learn about the program and its need for volunteers.

A local nonprofit by the name of Call A Ride of Southlake (CARS) has changed lives over the last 23 years by providing non-emergency rides to senior citizens and disabled adults in and around the city.

“Really, when you think about it, CARS helps give back some of the independence that seniors and disabled adults lost when they gave up driving,” said Phelps. Such an incredible service with such important work could not function without volunteers to drive the vehicles; however, lately, volunteers are becoming harder to find. “We desperately need more drivers because we constantly are having unmet needs out there for seniors and disabled adults,” Phelps noted.

Residents and others interested can apply to be volunteers. Minimum requirements include a valid license, a background check, and more.

With flexible schedules and no minimum time commitment, CARS makes it easy to volunteer when it is convenient for you. Mayor Huffman has pledged to donate some of his time to helping those that need a lift.

To watch the full episode of Minute with the Mayor, click below.