Non-emergency transportation service helps those in need

Mobility First opened for business on November 1 and co-owner Joshua Van Ekelenburg says it has already been proven that there was a need for the non-emergency transportation company.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday, Van Ekelenburg said he and partner Cody Calloway are Certified Nursing Assistants who saw the need for such a service while they worked together in the Sunshine Terrace transportation department.He says Mobility First is equipped and dedicated to provide safe, caring and reliable transportation for people with physical and visual disabilities.”It’s a mini van and it has a ramp in it,” Van Ekelenburg explained. “So when we load you up, we just put the ramp down. You don’t have to get out of your wheel chair. “We just wheel you up the small ramp and we can lock you into place in your wheel chair. Then you’re transported without having to try to get into a car, or hurt yourself by further twisting or turning to get yourself to get into a car.”Van Ekelenburg says Mobility First is there to transport people to and from doctors appointments, also from the hospital to your home. He says it is also proving to be helpful for transporting people safely to family events, weddings, birthdays and right now to Christmas holiday parties. For more information, cal 764-0163.

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