|Free BRTA Ride Campaign to Benefit Soldier On|
|11:45AM / Monday, December 07, 2015|
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority’s annual holiday campaign to offer free transit rides for a contribution to assist our community will again benefit Soldier On, the local organization assisting homeless veterans.
Any new, unwrapped, in original packaging, contribution of personal care items, jackets, hats, gloves, socks, t-shirts, gift cards, writing paper, pens and stamps, or non-perishable food items are accepted on any BRTA bus instead of the regular fare through Dec. 12. The gift should equal the amount of the ride. No toilet paper, mouthwash, alcohol or tobacco please. To see a complete wish list of the most needed items, visit the Soldier On website.
During the two-week drive last year, 1,180 customers donated to this cause and received a free one-way bus ride.
Festively decorated collection bins are on all buses during the two week campaign. Donations are also be accepted at the BRTA offices located downtown at the Intermodal Transportation Center on Columbus Avenue or 67 Downing Parkway. All donations received by the BRTA will be given to Soldier On to redistribute to homeless veterans within the community before the holidays.