OATS Transit received a grant from the Aurora Area Community Foundation totaling $10,000. The grant award was presented at the Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet in Aurora on January 25th. OATS Transit drivers Karen Young and Adana Fishback attended the event to receive the check on behalf of OATS Transit.
These grant funds will be used toward the local match on a new minibus in Lawrence County, Missouri. OATS Transit provides transportation for work, medical appointments, essential shopping, nutrition and other needs to individuals with disabilities, seniors, and rural residents of any age. Our transportation programs are vital to the Missouri economy, and helping local residents live independently in their own communities.
"We are grateful that organizations like the Aurora Area Community Foundation are dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve,” said Dorothy Yeager, Executive Director of OATS Transit. “Without the support from the Foundation, these purchases would not be possible."
Lawrence County residents wanting to find out more about receiving transportation should call the OATS Transit regional office at 800-770-6287.