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New York Operator Chosen To Lead Transportation Charity

Posted on April 13, 2011 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

Matt Silver, who is involved in many local non-profits and community organizations, will direct an organization that makes sure physically challenged individuals get needed chauffeured services.

OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. — Matt Silver, president and owner of ULTIMATE CLASS LIMOUSINE WORLDWIDE, has been elected president of the board of Rides Unlimited of New York, Inc.

Rides Unlimited of New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that partners with FAMILY RESIDENCES AND ESSENTIAL ENTERPRISES INC. (FREE) to transport differently-abled individuals to services provided by FREE and other organizations throughout Long Island and the greater New York City area.

Rides Unlimited of New York, Inc. is under contract to provide transportation services to more than 1,300 individuals with developmental disabilities throughout Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Rides Unlimited of New York, Inc. also partners with many other non-profit organizations.

Silver is also the founder of ULTIMATE CLASS LIMOUSINE WORLDWIDE, based in Hicksville, N.Y, and a director of the LONG ISLAND LIMOUSINE ASSOCIATION. The company is one of Long Island’s top ground transportation companies, and offers a wide array of vehicles and services for individuals and business clients.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Silver has dedicated his time and efforts to help in many community arenas. He has received the prestigious National Volunteer Service Award from the Arthritis Foundation, and he was awarded the Unsung Hero from the Foundation for Fighting Blindness. He raised thousands of dollars for various charities and is co-founder of the Long Island Community Chest. In 2003 through 2010, Silver has participated in the Long Island Fight for Charity. These events have raised more than $500,000 for more than a dozen local not-for-profit organizations.

Silver also serves on the boards of People, a Bethpage counseling center where he is president of the board, Island Harvest, the Cradle of Aviation, and the Board of the Arthritis Foundation. He is a member of the police reserves in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and a supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Education Assistance Corporation where in 2005 he received EAC’s Humanitarian award.

About FREE: Founded in 1977 and headquartered in Old Bethpage, the non-profit benefits more than 3,000 individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness or traumatic brain injury and their families each year on Long Island. Its mission is to help individuals of all abilities to realize their full potential and prevail over life’s challenges. FREE’s broad spectrum of services encourages individuals to share their gifts and talents as contributing members of the community.

More information: (516) 870-1622; www.familyres.org.

Source: FREE

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