Edward (Jim) Nicewander: Transportation and Transportation Scheduler for Interfaith Community Services
Edward (Jim) Nicewander is a dedicated transportation volunteer for many isolated seniors that rely on Interfaith Community Services for essential rides to medical and other life-needs appointments. Jim’s dedication and compassion is evident in his commitment to help meet the transportation needs of ICS recipients. Jim not only drives hundreds of miles a year on a regular basis, but also responds to last minute driving needs that come up. He provides one on one driving in a pinch and also drives the ICS van for group trips as needed. The transportation office also relies on Jim’s customer service skills as part of the team that provides confirmation phone calls to recipients and other transportation volunteers to verify upcoming ride-match appointments. Drivers like Jim who serve as ANYWHERE drivers help meet isolated senior’s transportation needs by driving to any Tucson area zip code and serve as the backbone of the successful ICS transportation services program. Jim is a valued part of the transportation team providing compassionate, caring independent living services to lower income seniors and help to make our community stronger by helping those in need.