PITTSBURG — Those having difficulty getting to the Social Security Office may have an opportunity to catch a ride.

Crawford County residents who are at or below 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Guideline and struggle with finding a ride to the Social Security Office will have an opportunity for a no-cost trip to the office in Joplin.

The Wesley House will begin makinging the trips on October 19. The Wesley House will take 12 people, eight times a year.

Wesley House Executive Director and Pastor Marcee Binder said it gives their clients an opportunity to get their social security business taken care of.

“They need a social security card to get a job and a house,” she said. “This could help them move along in the future.”

This is a first come, first served program which requires applicants to meet with the Wesley House Program Manager Kelly Pulliam.

Clients must find a way to the Wesley House and back to their homes the day of the trip.

The trips will be announced on Wesley House’s Facebook page, website and on the Emergency Food Pantry digital information screen at Wesley House.

These trips were made possible by a grant provided by the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas.

“The foundation has been a great supporter of the community,” Binder said.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.