Good Samaritan offers free rides to First Ward voters

3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, April 07 2015 Apr 7, 2015 Tuesday, April 07, 2015 12:59:00 PM CDT April 07, 2015 in News
By: Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - One good Samaritan helped First Ward residents fulfill their civic duty Tuesday.

Marcus Buford runs Operation K.I.T.E, or Keeping In Touch Eternally. It provides free transportation for adults and children in Columbia to visit family members who are inmates. Buford also offered free rides to voters in the First Ward Tuesday.

"I'm anticipating driving 10 or so people today. But even if it was just one, that would be worth it. As a black man, 50 years after getting the right to vote, I feel like its my duty to help others participate in their community," Buford said.

Some passengers included the elderly, injured and those without any transportation. Buford said he would keep his phone on until the polls closed.

Polls remained open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on election day.

 

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