The Sun City West Rotary Club recently welcomed Alisa Chatinsky from Northwest Valley Connect. She shared with members what the organization is doing in the communities of Peoria, El Mirage, Sun City, Sun City West, Youngstown and Surprise.
Northwest Valley Connect’s mission is to advance equality, human dignity and strengthen the quality of life for residents by addressing the transportation needs of the elderly, people with disabilities and veterans that enables them to be more independent.
This nonprofit agency provides more than 18,000 rides a year for medical appointments, shopping, church and social functions in the Northwest Valley. There is a growing need for more volunteer drivers and office help. Volunteers can work a shift of two hours or more and select the days and times they are available. They can use an agency vehicle or their own vehicle and insurance is provided. Drivers must be fingerprinted at a cost of $100 to be reimbursed after 10 rides are given.
For more information on how to volunteer or to give a donation, visit northwestvalleyconnect.org.
The Rotary Club welcomes men and women of all backgrounds and professions who want to serve to change lives. Membership is made up of people from Sun City West as well as surrounding communities/neighborhoods (Surprise, Sun City Grand, Corte Bella, Sun City), both seasonal and full-time residents. Each meeting includes a brief presentation by a Rotary member, community nonprofit, other organizations or individuals on a topic of interest to club members. Through regular club programs, projects and neighborhood activities, members learn about the issues that face their communities and exchange ideas about how to take action to respond to them. Fellowship and service are key for membership in the Rotary Club.
For more information about this club contact Glenn Schmitt, President, Rotary Club of Sun City West, at 360-731-5788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.