JobRides.org

About

Helping People Get To Work, that’s what we are about

We believe work is the key to a better life

Job Rides is a transportation nonprofit whose mission is to provide everyone with equal access to employment. We do this by partnering with businesses, organizations, and individuals to provide affordable, reliable transportation for those who need it most. We believe that work is the key to a better life for all, and we are committed to making sure that no one is left behind because of lack of transportation.

Workers with consistent and reliable transportation
are 4X more likely to keep their job

Job Rides Leadership Team

Bill Raine

Bill Raine

Executive Director & Founder

Logan Murray, JD, MBA

Government Relations Counsel–Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Catharine Raine

Children’s Therapist – Family Legacy

Edgar Ramirez

Workforce Liaison – Bureau of Refugee Services

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Jeff Stange

CEO – Architectural Arts

Kathleen Till Stange, CPA

Independant NACD Board Director & Community Volunteer

Jeff Williams

Entrepreneurial Investor & Former Pastor

A Message From The Job Rides Leadership Team

A dream of service and opportunity began to take shape in 2021—a dream to provide rides to individuals who want to work but who have no means of transportation to a job. A few of us began to search for a way to put wheels on our dream, and we built a non-profit called Job Rides, Inc.

In less than one year, we purchased six vans, hired drivers, and established contracts with manufacturers. After one year of operations, more than 150 riders receive reliable, safe transportation to and from their jobs in the Des Moines metro. Drivers operate our vans six days a week for all work shifts of the manufacturers and employees that we serve. Employers pay a small fee to Job Rides for those we transport, so the riders pay a minimal fee for the service.

A few riders share what reliable transportation through Job Rides, Inc. means to them:
• One rider continually tells the drivers, “Bless you. Job Rides has saved my life. I could not be any happier with the job and the service that Job Rides provides.”
• The management and riders at Fort Des Moines work release program note how easy Job Rides has made it to find jobs. What typically before took months, now only takes a week to find employment.
• One man was able to get and keep a job because of Job Rides, and to move from a homelessness to an apartment. From warehouse employee, he became a shift supervisor in four months. He now has hope for his future.

Your partnership and donations are essential to keep this dream growing and meeting the needs of our community in this special way.

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Bill Raine

Executive Director & Founder Of Job Rides

Bill Raine is the visionary, founder, director, and chief smile–generator of Job Rides, Inc. Bill loves helping people, and his years of working in temp recruiting showed him the need for poor and low–income workers to have transportation to their jobs.

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Bill focuses on Job Rides as an engine of positive change, with a goal to grow the organization’s service area and ridership. Bill previously founded and led a recruiting business for a decade. Bill also co–founded a charity, Relay Iowa, with his late wife, Jill. He retired from directing the statewide race that raises funds for children in South Africa and at home.  

Bill is a board member of the FuseDSM Chamber of Commerce and graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Bill and his wife, Cathy devote time to their large, blended family and travel. He enjoys walks, runs, and rides on his Indian motorcycle.

Logan Murray, JD, MBA

Government Relations Counsel – Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Logan Murray serves as the Iowa Government Relations Counsel to a wide range of companies and non-proifts. Logan actively gives back to the Des Moines area by serving on several boards including Children and Family Urban Movement (CFUM) and the Waukee Parks and Recreation Board. He’s also donated more than 10 gallons of blood and platelets to Iowa-based blood centers.

Logan is a graduate of Briar Cliff University and received his J.D. and M.B.A from Drake University Law School.

Catharine Raine, LMSW

Children’s Therapist – Family Legacy

Cathy Raine grew up in northwest Iowa and observed her parents serve marginalized individuals as well as their community through her father’s leadership of the YMCA.
Cathy witnessed the difference that serving can make, and she was nudged toward a career in social work.

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Cathy received her master’s degree in social work from University of Iowa. She’s been a school social worker for Heartland AEA for more than a decade, as an Early
Cathy received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa and is currently a children’s therapist at Family Legacy. Her skills of empathy, communication, organization, and cultural awareness inform her service as a board member.
Cathy is married to Bill Raine, the dreamer who started Job Rides, and their blended families include six adult
children and five grandchildren. Faith, family, friends and serving are Cathy’s passions.

Jeff Stange

CEO, Architectural Arts

Jeff is a founding partner and CEO of Architectural Arts, a premier commercial millwork firm. They specialize in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation
of more than 6,000 projects across the U.S. Jeff cofounded the company in 1998 with two partners and briefly retired after selling the company in 2017. He
repurchased the firm in 2019 and now leads Architectural Arts’ 140 design and manufacturing staff.

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Jeff is married to Kathleen; the accountant on Job Rides board of directors. They met at and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, have two adult children and a large extended family. Jeff’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, motorcycling (with Bill Raine) and traveling.

Kathleen Till Stange

Independant NACD Board Director & Community Volunteer

Kathleen is a proven leader in finance, insurance, and corporate and investor relations. As a CPA with 30 years of experience in financial services and accounting, she is a qualified financial expert. She served public companies as the primary communicator with investors, financial analysts, and rating agencies. Her extensive management experience includes investor relations, corporate accounting, and treasury professionals.

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Kathleen currently serves on the board and audit committee of a private insurance company, and three notforprofit community boards. Prior board experience includes professional association boards as well as a government board. Kathleen also volunteers with Catholic Charities, serving immigrant and refugee populations.

Edgar Ramirez

Workforce Liaison – Bureau of Refugee Services

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

As Workforce Liaison in the Bureau of Refugee Services for the Department of Human Services, Edgar Ramirez connects employers and refugees across Iowa.
He is a compassionate human services professional who assists, leads, mentors, and supports individuals, families, and organizations. Edgar brings more than 20
years’ experience to improve the lives of the people and communities that Job Rides seeks to serve.

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Edgar is a graduate of Buena Vista University and served as a Combat Medic Specialist in the Iowa Army National Guard, being deployed to Afghanistan. He is
married, the father of four and grandfather to two children.

Jeff Williams

Entrepreneurial Investor & Former Pastor

Jeff served 18 years in various family pastor roles, overseeing staff and a large number of volunteers to provide spiritual growth programs to church members and for local and international outreach. He then spent 12 years in real estate finance and is currently managing real estate investments locally and around the country. He has served on several nonprofit boards in the Des Moines area including being a founding member of the Dallas County Community Closet. He and his wife, Ingrid, have 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren, and enjoy making an impact in the community through charitable giving and volunteer leadership.

Here’s how you can help those in need of transportation to thrive!

1

Become A  Partner

  • Partner as an employer providing jobs.
  • Partner by making a generous donation to assist with operations and ongoing fuel costs.

2

Help Spread The Word

  • Inform the non-profit and public organizations you know to continue our ability to meet the needs of riders and employers.

3

Change A Life

  • Enable those in need to work and provide a better life for themselves and those they love.

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