Mobility Access Cart
The new blue SAGE-Kent Cart has arrived in the Pines!
Many thanks to all those who contributed towards the purchase of the new cart. The new cart cost $22,000. We raised nearly $50,000, which means we have a healthy reserve fund for the ongoing maintenance of our three vehicles.
MAC Service: Background
Years ago, community leaders realized that distances within the Pines were challenging many residents and visitors. We needed a safe and reliable way to transport those with difficulty walking. With the help of SAGE and a few forward-looking residents, FIPPOA purchased the original cart in 1999. The cart service began operating with a single cart, driven by and later named for Tom Rabig.
In 2010, we added the yellow Margie Cart. In 2015, we added the John Deere roadway vehicle. And in 2017, we retired the original SAGE cart and purchased the blue SAGE-Kent Cart. Four volunteer drivers operate these three vehicles seven days a week from 7am to 7pm. In 2016, total trips by all vehicles exceeded 1,200. The John Deere alone made over 500 trips last year.
We maintain MAC vehicles to the highest level of safety. Upkeep alone amounts to several thousand dollars each year. Your donation -- 100% tax deductible -- keeps the Pine's MAC cart service safe and reliable.
By check: Mail your donation form along with your check payable to The Pines Foundation, PO Box 5305, Fire Island Pines, NY 11782.
In person: Drop off a check, postage-free, at the Pines Post Office.
We appreciate tax-deductible donations of any amount for the Mobility Cart Fund.
Kent Dillon, Lead Driver, FIPPOA MAC Service
Volunteer Drivers: Jerry Gaschen, Larry Tallamy & Douglas Wolfe