Good Samaritan Society — Le Mars has awarded $1,000 from the Society's Social Accountability grant funds to the local non-profit organization Josh’s Ride.
Josh’s Ride gives adaptive bicycles to children with special needs. Since it began in 2015, the organization has given 50 adaptive bicycles to children throughout Plymouth County, Iowa.
On average, the adaptive bikes cost between $1,500 and $2,000.
A representative of Josh’s Ride spoke to residents about the history of the organization and shared heartwarming stories about some of the children who have received the adaptive bicycles.
The Good Samaritan Society started its Social Accountability Grant Program in 2010. The goal is to provide funding support for projects that benefit communities where the Society owns or manages locations. Up to $100,000 is awarded each year to projects across the United States.