Grant helps provide for travel cost reimbursement

A program designed to reimburse transportation costs for low income people from Sylvan Lake and Red Deer was awarded a grant

A program designed to reimburse transportation costs for low income people from Sylvan Lake and Red Deer was awarded a grant by Red Deer & District Community Foundation.

Red Deer Action Group Society received $1,500 for its Subsidy Ride Program. The program is now heading into its fifth year, according to a news release from the group.

Those wishing to apply to the program need only submit proof of income and travel receipts (bus passes, tickets, taxi, gas) to receive 25 per cent reimbursement up to $150 in a calendar year. Travel in a personal vehicle is reimbursed at 10 cents per kilometer. Receipts are accepted for travel anywhere in Alberta.

Income ceiling for the program is $25,000 per year for a single individual.

Sharon Freeman, office coordinator for the society, said claims have included travel for dialysis, specialist consultations in Edmonton and Calgary, regular transit passes and tickets, Greyhound tickets to visit family at holiday time, as well as many other travel needs.

Recipients of money from the program almost universally say “Every little bit helps …”, according to the news release.

The society may be reached at 403-343-1198 or by email at rdag@telus.net.

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