In 1983 the churches in our area identified the need for transportation of the citizens of the Central Adirondack communities of Old Forge, Eagle Bay, Inlet, Raquette Lake and Big Moose. Members from each church formed a board of directors with a borrowed van from one of the churches and began transporting residents to medical appointments, social services appointments, church services and shopping trips.
Through the generosity of the churches, individuals and fund-raisers a second-hand van was purchased and in 1990 was replaced by our first all new van. In 1995 the community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties gave us a generous grant to purchase a new van due to the high mileage of our aging van.
In 1989 we received our 501 c-3 Not-for-Profit status, as we provide this service free of charge.
In 1999 again we piled up the miles and had become aware of our need for a wheel-chair accessible van to accommodate some of our handicapped residents. With this as our goal but without a large budget for replacing our van, we requested a grant from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties. With their generous grant and donations from 120 individuals, businesses and organizations we then purchased a wheel-chair accessible van.
We currently have no need of the wheel-chair accessibility, and we own two SUVs for Northern Herkimer County residents. Hamilton County provides vehicles and maintenance for those vehicles for county residents in Inlet, Raquette Lake, Indian Lake and Lake Pleasant.