The Community Foundation of the Ozarks-Truman Lake Affiliate Grant-making Program issued OATS Transit a grant totaling $5,000. The grant award was presented at their fall meeting in Clinton, Missouri. OATS Transit Driver Donna Chism was presented the check by Ryan Cook from the Foundation (pictured left).
These grant funds will be used toward the local match on a new Ford Transit bus in Henry 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 Community Foundation of the Ozarks 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."
Area residents wanting to find out more about receiving transportation services should call the OATS Transit regional office at 800-276-6287.