Catholic Charities Fort Worth Assumes American Red Cross Transportation Services
October 05, 2012
Fort Worth Assumes Red Cross Transportation Service
For Immediate Release: October 5, 2012
Press Contact: Katelin Cortney
Worth, TX, October 5, 2012- Starting on September 1, 2012,
the American Red Cross transitioned its transportation services over to
Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW). The 36 vehicle fleet, which provides
service in Tarrant County, is currently up and running under the collective
name of Catholic Charities Fort Worth Wheels.
As part of a new Red Cross Structure, programs not strategically aligned
to the mission were transitioned to other community partners. CCFW was selected
to take over the approximately $1.5 million program for several reasons,
including the history of launching and scaling a transportation program, the
scope and capacity of services offered, and the importance of transportation to
CCFW’s overall goal of ending poverty in this community.
“Transportation is a vital link in getting people back to work and in
better health. It’s a huge barrier to the clients we serve who might be able to
find employment, but can’t get there,” says Heather Reynolds, CEO/President of
CCFW. “Now, we can offer a multitude of options to help our clients help
A brief press conference and reception will be held on Thursday, October
11th at 10:00am and will feature remarks from Heather Reynolds,
CEO/President of Catholic Charities Fort Worth, T.D. Smyers, Regional Chief
Executive Offer of American Red Cross North Texas Region, Dick Ruddell,
President/Executive Director of Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Tim
McKinney, CEO of United Way of Tarrant County, and Tarrant County Judge Glen
The event will be held at CCFW’s main campus (249 West Thornhill Drive,
Fort Worth, TX 76115). All media members are welcome to attend.
More information about Wheels Transportation can be found by visiting CatholicCharitiesFortWorth.com/wheels
or calling 817.336.8714.
About Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Fort Worth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1910 with the
mission to meet the needs of children, families, elderly, refugees, and
immigrants in the diocese of Fort Worth, regardless of creed, race, ethnicity,
or culture. In 2011, Catholic Charities
Fort Worth served over 124,000 individuals and families in need, using more
than 90 cents out of every dollar donated to directly provide services through
over 40 programs. For more information, please visit us at www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org.