Portland, OR. Ride Connection held its annual fundraising event, Going Places, at the Oregon Zoo on May 13th, raising close to $72,000. Nearly 220 guests, including Joe Connors, Lisa Schmidt and Jeff and Lisa Faust, (representatives from event sponsor Pacific Continental Bank) showed their support for the organization by participating in live and silent auctions as well as a paddle raise. Customers also told their stories to highlight the work Ride Connection does in the community to provide accessible transportation options throughout the Portland region. The Ride Connection network is made up of a collection of agencies who serve older adults and people with disabilities as well as low-income individuals and general public by offering a variety of transportation options in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. Together, it provided nearly 500,000 rides and supported over 2,000 individuals with training and access to public transportation last year. This video tells the story of Ride Connections:

Representatives from event sponsor, Schetky NW Bus Sales, Randy, Dave and Chase Schetky and guests.

Representatives from event sponsor, Schetky NW Bus Sales, Randy, Dave and Chase Schetky and guests.

 Ride Connection customers Donna and Tonja were featured in the event video and shared their story during the program.

Ride Connection customers Donna and Tonja were featured in the event video and shared their story during the program.

Event sponsor, Holst Architecture and guests.

Event sponsor, Holst Architecture and guests.

Guests Adam and Laura Troxel and Jeff and Amy Olson enjoyed the photo booth.

Guests Adam and Laura Troxel and Jeff and Amy Olson enjoyed the photo booth.

From Ride Connection:

Ride Connection is a private, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to coordinating and providing transportation services to people with limited options in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. Our organization has been linking transportation to people in our communities for over 25 years.

We believe transportation is a basic human right. Access to transportation means mobility, and being mobile allows a person to connect with his or her community and other essential life destinations.

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