Friends in need
911 IRL found a large need in the community at Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS), as you may or may not be aware, Disabled Transportation Society(DTS) has dissolved and accessible transportation services have been taken over by the City of Grande Prairie. Before DTS dissolved, they made a number of decisions in an effort to be sustainable. One of those decisions was to suspend transportation to any destination that was not for medical, employment or educational purposes which resulted in them not providing services to and from PARDS. With the City taking over the service, 911 Industrial stepped up and provided a free lease for an accessible bus that now transports PARDS riders that didn't qualify for DTS services. This bus has also allowed access to more volunteers for their program, it gives access to those wanting to give their time but don't have a means of transportation to the facility. Without many volunteer hours or this service, the program would struggle to run.