WEBSTER ASSOCIATION of SENIOR PROGRAM SUPPORTERS

The Webster Association of Senior Program Supporters was started in August 2010 by John (Bud) Johnston with the intention of giving a neighbor a ride to a medical appointment.  It has blossomed into a booming organization that has supported hundreds of seniors who live in the Webster School District.

 

Whenever a senior, age 60+, is in need of a ride, they can call us and our dispatcher takes over.  We drive seniors to various appointments including: medical, dental, dialysis, chemotherapy, physical therapy, pharmacy visits and health related shopping.

 

As a 501C3 non-profit organization staffed by volunteers, the lending of a hand is enough to give them satisfaction.  It gives us great pleasure to have a program that offers a sense of comfort and relief that transportation is no longer a concern.  By simply calling W.A.S.P.S three days in advance of your appointment and informing our dispatcher of the date, time and location, we take over and make it happen.  Our friendly staff will greet you warmly and get you safely home.

 

In 2015, we completed 530 trips, covering 6,981 miles.  We estimate this amounted to over 526 volunteer hours.  We are finding there are a number of seniors that are unable to donate to help cover our expenses.  Rider donations are used to fund operating expenses.  All organization donations are put towards the WASPS operating budget.  We are always grateful for new volunteers.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Sincerely,

John Johnston, President W.A.S.P.S

 

          HOW TO SCHEDULE A RIDE

Call the W.A.S.P.S transportation line 585-216-7829.  The following information will be needed: name, address, phone #, along with the day, date, time, and street address of the appointment location.  A minimum of 3 days are needed to arrange a ride, not counting weekends or the day of the appointment.  Messages left at the W.A.S.P.S phone number are checked daily (Monday - Friday) between 5 - 7pm.


VOLUNTEERS

W.A.S.P.S is a community service staffed by volunteers.  Please remember this and be respectful when interacting with our drivers.  We are always looking for more volunteer drivers or dispatchers so please contact us at 585-216-7829.