A Palestinian and his Jewish friend co-founded company transporting seniors with compassion

  • Date: 06/14/2024

K.C. Kanaan and Andy Beran founded Envoy America in response to the reality that they, along with so many others, face when caring for aging parents. Their transportation company, which specializes in and caters to older adults, began in 2015 in Greater Phoenix with the help of the local Jewish community and has now expanded to 300 cities across the nation.

The idea for Envoy started during the course of conversations between the two friends who met more than 20 years ago while working at Intel’s headquarters in Northern California. Their close friendship might surprise some, given that Kanaan is a Palestinian Muslim from Hebron and Beran is an American Jew with family in Israel.

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