“On the Road Again” – Our Transportation Ministry
It’s the beginning of a new school year, and our transportation department is buzzing! Van loads of children will be transported to elementary, jr. high and high schools around our city each day. Mission Arlington® works closely with the Arlington Independent School District to provide rides to homeless and at-risk students, students with children and those working to finish school through alternative education.
Without the services of Mission Arlington®, these students would have no other way to get to school. We also serve two apartment communities and take senior citizens to the store 3 days a week. Local hospitals call on Mission Arlington® to help people get home from the hospital. Each week we provide rides to the Department of Public Safety for those needing to get state ID or driver’s license and rides to the social security office as needed.
We also provide rides to job interviews and help people as they begin working. Some people call because they have no other way to get around our city and need help getting to social service appointments, non-emergency doctors visits and other appointments . From the youngest to the oldest, our drivers minister to hundreds of people each year.
In 2016, 670 individuals were transported and 28,178 rides were given. We are so blessed to provide free transportation to our community, and we are always so appreciative of your support.