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It’s More Than Just a Ride

At NV Rides we field calls daily from a variety of people in need.  We are often able to help by connecting them to one of our network partners.  However, there are many times that we need to seek out other resources to support them.  In Fairfax...

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MLK Day of Service

Volunteer drivers give their time on a weekly basis to make the world a better place.  The perpetual challenge is to recruit enough drivers to meet the high demand of ride requests.  Our “ask” on this Martin Luther King Day of...

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NV Rides In the News

NV Rides In the News

WAMU transportation reporter Jordan Pascale spent an afternoon with volunteer driver Mark O'Connor and Shepherd's Center of Mclean-Arlington-Falls Church client Janice Palmer. The piece highlights the growing challenge that seniors face when they wish to safely age in...

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Happy Holidays from NV Rides

As 2019 winds down, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the impact we have had collectively on the people most in need of our services.  In total, our network partners’ 442 drivers covered 110,185 miles to give 11,500 rides to 760 clients in 2019. As you can...

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Anna Stolley Persky

Anna Stolley Persky

  On my 50th birthday, I decided to do something different. I didn’t go sky-diving, jet off to Bali or dance until the wee hours of the morning. Instead, I gave a lovely woman a much-needed lift to her dentist and back. I don’t for one second regret it.  Her name...

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Rhea Sharma

Rhea Sharma

“I knew I wanted to volunteer during the summer with older people,” says Sharma, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and a minor in biochemistry. “Older people are just wiser. I like talking to them. I like seeing things from their perspective.”

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Matthew Starr

Matthew Starr

Volunteer driving “is a service to people,” says Starr. “When you are a volunteer driver, you are getting somebody somewhere that they would not be able go without your help.”

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Mark Turco

Mark Turco

When the McLean resident retired from practicing law, he knew he wanted to give back to the community. But Turco did not want to get stuck in a volunteer job that interfered with his ability to work out, travel or otherwise enjoy his retirement. He pursed a few options before landing on volunteer driving as the “perfect opportunity” for his busy schedule.

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