TULSA, Okla. -- One of Tulsa's fastest-growing companies is giving back to the community by helping citizens join the workforce.
“It's not just for the underprivileged...it's for anybody,” said Tride driver Joseph Desrosiers.
With every turn of the wheel, Desrosiers sees bits and pieces of Tulsa from all walks of life.
“You never know who you're going to drive. I had a celebrity once when they had the ComicCon,” said Desrosiers. “It's just really neat because you get to hear some stories, you get to see them be all funny.”
Now Desrosiers and the company he drives for, Tride, is hoping to keep the stories coming by providing access to jobs with the gift of transportation.
“It's to help with unemployment level and help people keep supporting themselves,” he said.
For the past year, Tride has given an alternative to ridesharing that's void of extra fees.
But now they're taking that love for the Tulsa community to the next level by providing free rides to job interviews.
“That's really what Tulsa's about. You've probably heard 'support local…' that's a core value for us,” said Business Development Director Gary Farris.
Farris says job candidates looking for a ride will be vetted, but the benefits are worth the work.
“With the economy, we know that things are rough. We still haven't gotten back to where we were,” said Farris. “The more people that take rides with us, the more you're going to see us give back.”
As for Desrosiers, it's a good feeling knowing his miles are keeping it local and changing lives.
“We're paying it forward. We have the opportunity to do something with ourselves, why not be able to give that to somebody else? If they get that, more power to them,” said Desrosiers.
Anyone interested in finding out more information about the free rides to job interviews program, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.