Citizen Staff Writer
Patients at El Rio Community Health Center will find it easier to get to their appointments, thanks to two thoughtful students.
David Charles and Natalee Dawson, students at Salpointe Catholic High School, raised $1,200 to buy 100 one-month bus passes.
The two students and their parents contacted several nonprofits for assistance and also sent e-mails and letters to raise the money.
The passes will be given to homeless patients and others who need them.
The cost of transportation is a burden to many Tucsonans. But for homeless and low-income people, that cost can prevent them from getting the medical care they need.
To donate to the program, call the El Rio Foundation at 205-4947. The teens’ work is an outstanding example of caring and action by two fine young people.