Albert Lannon unloads groceries from a trip to the Fry's Food store on North Silverbell Road at his home in Picture Rocks on Nov. 7, 2012. The nearly 24-mile round-trip has Lannon seeking help from the Regional Transportation Authority for a public transportation alternative. 

Picture Rocks Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a volunteer organization meant to aid those in need in the Picture Rocks area, is now offering rides to those who need help getting aroumd.

The Pima Council on Aging has helped train the group's volunteers, and thanks to the group's state nonprofit status, the Regional Transportation Authority is reimbursing volunteers' mileage. The Neighbors Care Alliance has also supported the group.

Picture Rocks is an unincorporated community near Saguaro National Park West and North Sandario Road.

Those who would like to volunteer or request services from the group can email or call 465-8895.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at or 573-4130.