Boone Electric Community Trust Gives over $22k
OATS Transit received a grant from Boone Electric Community Trust totaling $22,952. These grant funds will be used as the local match on two new Ford Transit buses for Boone & Audrain counties in Missouri.
Work transportation makes up 44% of OATS Transit's service in Boone County, while essential shopping makes up 38% of our service in Audrain County.
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 Boone Electric Community Trust are dedicated to giving back to the communities they serve,” said Dorothy Yeager, Executive Director of OATS Transit. “Without the support from the BEC Trust and its Board of Trustees, these purchases would not be possible."
Like OATS Transit, the Boone Electric Community Trust is headquartered in Columbia, MO, but also serves several other counties. “This donation from the Boone Electric Community Trust is possible because of the generosity of Boone Electric’s membership," said Rhonda Proctor, Boone Electric Community Trust Coordinator. "Cooperative members can round up their utility bills each month as a way to give back to their community through our Operation Round Up program.”