Drive a Senior and Get Involved Company Are Making Everyday Independence Day for Seniors This Fourth of July

Get Involved Company is helping Drive a Senior, a local Austin nonprofit, celebrate this Independence Day in a unique way.

Austin, TX, June 30, 2017 --( While many Americans will be celebrating this Fourth of July with barbecues and fireworks, the staff and volunteers of Drive a Senior South Austin will be celebrating a different kind of independence.

Drive a Senior South Austin's mission is to help seniors in south Austin lead happy and healthy lives and “age in place.” During this Fourth of July season, the Drive a Senior South Austin team is partnering with Get Involved Company, an Austin crowdsourcing software company, to launch campaigns that generate awareness and encourage more volunteers to join the cause. To help seniors achieve independence, volunteers donate their time and vehicles and provide free transportation for medical visits, grocery trips, and more.

“For some of our senior neighbors, these short trips are the only times they leave their homes each week,” said Stephanie Braddock, executive director of Drive a Senior South Austin. “Transportation is an important component for seniors to be able to live independently and our volunteers are providing that vital service to seniors in our area.”

Drive a Senior South Austin is a member of a nine-organization network that serves Austin, Elgin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Hutto and Southwest Travis County. The network matches volunteer drivers with people over the age of 60 needing a way to get around. 30,000 rides were provided for 2,500 citizens in 2016. The need for more volunteer drivers continues to rise dramatically as our regional population ages.

“We’re leveraging Get Involved Company's crowdsourcing software for our ‘Make Everyday Independence Day for Seniors’ campaigns,” explained Joseph Vasquez, board president of Drive a Senior South Austin. “Our volunteers and staff are passionate about what they do and we’re making it fun for them to help us get the word out and recruit more dedicated volunteers.”

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About Drive a Senior South Austin: The greater Austin area has one of the fastest growing populations of adults over 65 in the U.S. and many of those older adults no longer drive. With our volunteers’ support, in 2017 Drive a Senior South Austin will help 250+ seniors in south Austin continue living independently by providing over 4,000 complimentary rides.

About Get Involved Company: Austin, TX-based Get Involved Company provides crowdsourcing campaign software to nonprofit organizations. The company’s all-in-one solution enables supporters to create fundraising, volunteer recruitment, wish list donations, and event campaigns on behalf of nonprofits. Organizations no longer need to use multiple, separate tools to reach 100% of would-be supporters. The award-winning software has been recognized as the “hottest new tech product in 2017 for nonprofits” and has been featured in multiple media outlets.
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