Community Organizing


MO Rides was a program, run through the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) that served eight counties in the Rolla, MO area by providing free rides to low-income individuals in these counties. The program relied on a Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) grant and donations from the communities in this area. In working with the MRPC, Wade was able to help create and become a member of the outreach committee for the MO Rides program. Wade is now working to begin another program that will take the place MO Rides had in the communities it served and provide a comprehensive service to folks below the poverty line that attacks some of the root causes of the issue by assisting these individuals with purchasing a vehicle of their own.