No car? Need a ride? The United Way’s ‘limo service’ can help you
|Photo coutesy of United Way|
The United Way's Marie Scantlebury said that Nicholl's Limousine Service help get parish people around.
But now the United Way is helping anyone in the parish to get where they need to go by providing free rides to medical appointments and other essential places.
"If you live in St. Charles Parish and need to go to a doctor, dental or eye appointment as far away as Orleans, Lafourche or Terrebonne parish - but don't have transportation - Nicholl's Limousine Service will pick you up and take you-in a van not a limo," Marie Scantlebury, spokeswoman for United Way of St. Charles, told the Herald-Guide.
Scantlebury said residents have to travel in groups so the trips need to be coordinated to make them cost effective.
"We need at least seven people going to the same destination in the same time frame in order to keep the driver on schedule," she said.
Scantlebury looks for professional transportation service providers to pick-up clients to ensure everyone is getting the best service.
"We have to know that our clients will get to and from their appointments on time so I screen these companies for their professionalism," she continued.
Scantlebury received $75,000 in grant money to fund the project, but said she'll apply for more funding if the program is successful.
"With limited funding and a lack of local taxicab services, we decided this program is necessary and hope to work with the new transit bus system coming to the parish to ensure all areas are covered," Scantlebury said.
"We also will work with nonprofit organizations in the area to assist with their transportation needs."
For more information call United Way at 985-331-9063.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Tigers, Wildcats place 20 on All-District Team...
Lady Tigers, Wildcats place 12 on
All-District 1st Team, 2 on 2nd Team...
Viewing the Girl Scouts as a safe environment to meet, pay and learn, the Rev....
After finishing last season 14-1 and losing a host of key players to graduation,...
The best defensive safety in NFL history is how six-time Pro Bowl selected Raven’s...
HBO is back in St. Charles Parish filming an eight-part series called “Quarry” that...
Fast Friendly Service...Just Around the Corner! Frank's offers you the best choice in quality groceries at competitive prices.
Luling writer’s work of life is no fantasy - it’s all sci-fi - 509 views
With a sly smile, Lee Stephen admits writing is a way of creating his own adventure.