Ride United Last Mile Delivery program gives back to those who need it most
MINOT, ND – The town of Minot is sprawling, making walking to and from stores or businesses difficult and nearly impossible for some during the winter.
What if you need supplies but can’t get them?
Those in need may not have to worry anymore, as donations can be delivered right to their doorstep, thanks to a new partnership between Souris Valley United Way and DoorDash.
Bags of soap, toothpaste and other personal items can now be delivered to those who need them most.
“A lot of people who kind of live in that level of poverty or in that area don’t have enough money to run a car and if you have to strain to get somewhere it’s sometimes insurmountable” , said Rich. Berg, executive director of Souris Valley United Way.
Organizations like Project Bee’s Diaper Pantry are also teaming up.
“It will be diapers and wipes and I mean all the other baby products that we have. We can distribute formula milk, baby food, blankets. If it’s something related to the baby, we can probably give it away,” said Alyson Heisler of Project Bee.
The Ride United Last Mile delivery program could reach up to 200 people per week.
“We’ll get a list of people who need things, we’ll put together a spreadsheet and upload it to DoorDash’s site, and then their drivers will deliver things and there’ll be no charge for the person doing it. will get,” Berg said.
A reliable and safe way to help those in need across the Magic City.
The Ride United Last Mile Delivery program will begin in February.
The Magic City Blessing Bank and Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry are also involved in distributing donations.
For more information about the program, visit the Souris Valley United Way website.
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