Currently the program fleet consists of two sedans and three
wheelchair-accessible vans. One of their sedans, a 1998 Buick, is on
its last legs, and the program is trying to make plans for its
"The Buick has been a great car for the program. It
was donated to us in Robert McShane's name a few years ago. We are
so thankful to have had the vehicle, but we just found out that we
can expect the motor to go at any time," said Angie Jenkins, senior
programs director at Community Action.
The program is asking for community support from local auto
dealers, auto repair businesses or private citizens who might have a
vehicle that would fill the potential gap. The transportation
program for seniors provides over 16,000 rides to residents age 60
or better each year. The new vehicle would be used and stationed in
the county that donated it to the program.
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois is a private,
nonprofit organization serving seniors and low-income citizens in
six central Illinois counties. As a 501(c)3 organization, all
donations are tax-deductible. For more information about Community
Action, visit www.capcil.org.
[Text from file received from
Community Action Partnership of