New KidOne van unveiled at reception

Published 5:19 am Wednesday, November 3, 2004

By By ANNA M. LEE Managing Editor
Since KidOne transport kicked off four weeks ago in Escambia, Conecuh and Monroe counties, 15 to 20 children and their familes have been driven to medical services in Mobile, Pensacola, Birmingham and Montgomery.
The van's driver Tom Frasier said he can use the van to transport children and expectant mothers in need of medical care to anywhere in the area, within reason.
On Monday, Nov. 1, those responsible for bringing KidOne to this county gathered for a reception at the park in downtown Brewton.
Cindy Waldrep described how All Children Together had adopted this project about three years ago.
Fundraising to cover the cost of the van plateaued, and the project could not fully be executed until four area hospitals decided to partner with the group to make it happen. With the help of D.W. McMillan Memorial Hospital and the hospitals in Atmore, Evergreen and Monroeville, All Children Together could finally purchase the Chrysler Town &Country van that is now being used to transport children and mothers who would otherwise have no transportation to medical, dental and mental health services.
Russell Jackson, founder of KidOne, said that more than 7,300 children in Alabama access the service each year.