EZR Farebox for Hurricane Relief Week of 10/17!
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 2:53PM
Charles River TMA

EZRide will operate fare free for the week of October 17-21.  

We request that you make a donation whenever you ride instead.  If you usually ride fare free with a pass sticker as a corporate benefit, please consider pitching in this week. 

We will send all farebox proceeds for the week to the St. Boniface Haiti Foundation.   SBHF is dedicated to providing essential health services to the people of Southern Haiti, especially the most vulnerable.  Founded in 1983, SBHF runs a Haitian-led full service hospital that is now the only fully functioning referral hospital on the southern peninsula of Haiti - the area most affected by Hurricane Matthew. 

Hard working Haitian-Americans are the backbone of EZRide service. Many of the our drivers and other staff are of Haitian descent, including two drivers who started with the service when Paul Revere took over in 2008.  

Please help us honor their service by providing hurricane relief.  Cash or checks payable to St. Boniface Haiti Foundation.   And you can always contribute directly via the SBHF website, haitihealth.org

Thanks for using EZRide, and for your generosity.

Jim Gascoigne
Executive Director

 


Update on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 1:50PM by Registered CommenterCharles River TMA

Thanks for Hurricane Relief Donations

Charles River Transportation Management Association and EZRide would like to thank EZRide passengers for their contributions to St. Boniface Haiti Foundation the week of October 17th. $875 was raised and will go towards providing essential health services to those affected by Hurricane Matthew.  The need continues after the storm has passed from the headlines.

If you did not get the chance to make a donation to SBHF, please feel free to do so here: http://bit.ly/2dH6wXO

From the St. Boniface website:

"Hurricane Matthew will have long-lasting effects in southern Haiti. Hunger and disease are major concerns. St. Boniface Hospital is the best equipped referral center in the region, and we are receiveing patients with complex and critical needs from some of the hardest hit areas. 

SBHF is also on the front lines of responding to the cholera crisis, monitoring for new outbreaks in our area and mobilizing our community health network to provide water treatment and education in communities struggling with unsafe water sources."

Again, thank you so much to our passengers for helping us honor EZRide’s hard-working Haitian-American drivers. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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