Christ Church Outreach Partner Spotlight
A message from Gary Tiller – Executive Director, Beaches Council on Aging
“I cannot begin to tell you how grateful we are to introduce the new Dial-a-Ride bus that has been made possible by the gifts of this community – and especially that of Christ Episcopal Church. Your gift has allowed us to greatly expand our service in the beach communities – further north into Mayport and further south into Ponte Vedra Beach. In the last few months our ridership has nearly doubled as the senior population at the beach continues to grow. Additionally, we have partnered with local nonprofits and businesses to help transportation-deprived job seekers get to available employment. We are excited and thankful.”
Dial-a-Ride staff and Beaches Council on Aging board members along with some Dial-a-Ride passengers, local civic officials and other community nonprofit leaders, including Fr. Keith were present at the dedication of the new vehicle to the community earlier this week. For evidence of the impact this vital service has on our community, we only needed to look out of our window as this morning, as Dial-a-ride chauffeured a wheelchair bound man to attend a celebration of life service at Christ Church.
Christ Church makes grants to nonprofit programs that provide basic needs to the most vulnerable of our neighbors. In addition, the Outreach Ministry provides funds to organizations with local, national or international Episcopal affiliation, especially those founded by Christ Episcopal Church or impacted by significant parishioner participation. Recipients are selected in an annual process by a committee of parishioners, under the guidance of the associate rector. Learn more about our OUTREACH PARTNERS