Faith In Action North Lakeland
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During a community forum Wednesday held by the Polk Transportation Planning Organization to address senior mobility, Elder Point Ministries, an area nonprofit that provides rides for seniors, talked about the need for more volunteer drivers to keep up with the growing senior population.
Faith in Action North Lakeland is another organization that focuses on providing transportation to seniors. Its volunteers and dedicated driver, Shirley Smith, provide rides to seniors living in northwest Lakeland for free.
“[Smith is] my angel on Earth,” said Faith in Action client Jackie Blanchard. “Whenever I need something, if it’s the doctor’s office or whatever, she’s there. And she doesn't ask me why, she says when.”
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Jackie can't drive, and her son who cares for her doesn't have a car. Ever since her daughter moved out of Lakeland, Jackie said she has depended on Faith in Action to get her around.
The non-profit’s Executive Director, Mildred McMillon, said there are many seniors in a similar situation.
“We have over 16,000 seniors in this area, and most of them have two to three disabilities,” said McMillon.
McMillon started the non-profit in 2003. In 2015, it provided more than 4,736 rides.
She told us she could definitely use the community's help, with “more donations to take care of gas and the upkeep on the automobiles.”