(Thursday, June 28th, 2012)
With summer here, tens of thousands of folks are commuting to and from the Catskills each week – and the travel expenses can slap on $100s of to your (already staggering) summer expenses!
Five years ago, YWN launched a ride-sharing website in partnership with “Help-A-Yid” (a free community service of Duvys Media (Link)). Boruch Hashem, we are proud to report that the amount of rides shared since its inception has far exceeded our expectations with more than twenty thousand people that have found rides and over 500,000 searches were requested for rides!
Since its launch, the site features have changed a bit (thanks to user input & feedback), and it is now much easier to find a ride, and offer a ride. If you are able to, please do a Mitzvah, and offer a ride to those who can’t afford to drive, or don’t know how to drive etc. Rides can only be matched if there are Baalei Chesed who offer rides!
Please note, that although this service is doing wonders by helping people get to & from the Catskills this summer, there has also been a large increase in site-traffic for rides at other areas. The goal of this new feature is to provide rides all year long, in all neighborhoods.
The link can be found on the left side of the YWN homepage, or by clicking ERE.
Please make sure to email this info to your friends and family – so that they too may possibly use this wonderful free service. Please note, that this service is available all year long.
Any info regarding this feature, should use the contact button on the Ride-Share web-page, and not the YWN contact info (Link).
This service is l’ilu nishmas Gittel Bas R’ Yosef Mordechai.
(YWN Headquarters – NYC)
As with all ride-sharing programs, please use common sense when accepting a ride.
See our ride-sharing tips for helpful guidelines.