September 9, 2010

Non-Profit Spotlight: Kid One Transport

ALABAMA - According to the Community Transportation Association: "Medicaid and Medicare services pay nearly $3.5 billion a year to provide transportation to non-emergency medical treatment." As great a number as this is, it only represents those who qualify for such services. There are many who, for various reasons, are unable to access or are ineligible for transport. For example, in the United States "as many as 4 million children in families with incomes under $50,000/year miss essential doctor appointments because of inadequate transportation." (Children's Health Fund). It was in response to exactly this kind of need that Russell Jackson began Kid One Transport. He started in 1997 with "one van/one driver." Today, Kid One operates a fleet of 14 vehicles serving the needs of 30 counties throughout central and north-central Alabama. To learn about other non-profit agencies and programs see: Non-Profit Transportation Services.

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