Door-Tran implemented volunteer transportation programs after the American Red Cross discontinued transportation services in Door County in 2011. To date, 7,145 trips have been provided with volunteer drivers who donated almost 11,600 hours. The volunteer programs serve all Door County residents with affordable transportation services for long distance travel within and out of the County.
The Greater Green Bay Community Foundation acknowledges the need for affordable transportation for northern Door resident’s age 60 or more. Recently, Door-Tran received a grant for $15,000 to help meet the increased demands for volunteer transportation, half-price travel vouchers and mobility management. Door-Tran also receives funding for the volunteer programs through grants from, Bader Philanthropies, Door County Community Foundation, United Way of Door County, and Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
“We are honored to have support from many wonderful donor and volunteer partners in order to keep people moving in Door County”, said Pam Busch, Door-Tran Mobility Manager. “Without these partners, it would be difficult to keep up with the needs”, said Busch.
In addition to writing grants, Door-Tran also holds fundraising activities. Most recently, Door-Tran partnered with Jimmy John’s in Sturgeon Bay and raised $345 to support the Vehicle Repair Grant Program and on August 17, was Door-Tran’s FUN Event, which raised about $3,000. “We continue to do what we can to provide services that our community needs”, said Busch.
If you have transportation needs, visit the website at www.door-tran.org or call Door-Tran at 920-743-9999. You may also visit staff at 1009 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. “We are here to serve Door County residents”, said Busch.