Churches, Volunteers Give Flint Voters Rides to the Polls Today – The Good News
If you need a ride to go vote today, there are a lot of lovely people here locally who can hope.
One of the things that's hard for us to do, as humans, is to think outside of our own boxes - if something doesn't affect YOU, why should YOU care? And I get it, I really do. But let me introduce you to my parents, who live 373 miles away. My dad is a Navy veteran, and he and my mom are both disabled and can't drive. They're also not technology-savvy, so how do people like them get to vote? They deserve to vote too, yes?
That's exactly why I love this program here in the Flint area - local churches have teamed up with volunteers to make sure people like my parents can get to the polls.
Mott Community College Trustee Art Reyes posted the following message to his Facebook page about rides to the polls:
Please pass this information along to people in your life who may not be able to get to the polls for whatever reason. You can also call for a church vehicle at 810-955-4495.
This is so great that, even during a pandemic, people will volunteer their time to get people out to the polls to vote. It's easy to vote when you can just jump in your car and head out but, if you can't, there ARE people out there who can help.
If you know of anybody else or another organization that is offering free rides, let us know so we can post it here.