Lets Go Services is a new nonprofit that provides transportation and more for people who need it and might not otherwise be able to afford it.
The company serves Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Goochland, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Richmond, Varina, and other local areas.
Owner Theresa Sears saw the transportation need while she was a teacher at Landmark Christian School. Her original company, Transporting Angels LLC, started by transporting children to and from school. It quickly expanded to providing non-emergency medical transportation for a wider group that included people with disabilities, the elderly and veterans.
There are many people who fall through the cracks in terms of needs which cannot be met by more traditional travel methods, she said.
Sears provides door-to-door service as she makes certain riders actually reach their destination, such as inside to the reception area or waiting room. Rides can involve traveling to and from doctors’ appointments, or to a pharmacy, grocery or other stores, and may include time waiting for the rider for the return trip.
Sears was born in Dublin, Ireland, and cane to the U.S. at age 20. She worked with children in daycare centers and preschools prior to her years as a teacher. She and her husband, Shawn – a unit commander with the Henrico Police Department – began planning Lets Go Services in 2017 after much prayer and thought.
Lets Go Services is funded primarily by donations and provides transportation regardless of the traveler’s ability to pay. The cost varies based solely on the rider’s financial need. The nonprofit is looking for additional sponsors. It can be contacted through its Facebook page.