Wheels for a good cause

Jun 18th, 2019 | By | Category: News

Representatives of Mountain View Community Center in Edgewood and Pierce Transit celebrated the awarding of a used, 12-passenger transit van to the center to take seniors on day trips and children to summer camps. When Pierce Transit’s vans and shuttles reach the end of their use for public transportation, the agency donates them through its Care-A-Van program to non-profit organizations that provide rides and services for people with special needs. The trips can be to jobs, meal sites, medical appointments or stores for shopping. Application forms and rules for eligibility are available at piercetransit.org. Vehicles are awarded quarterly. In addition to Mountain View Community Center, recipients of vans include Spanaway Lutheran Church, Road to Independence, Tacoma Rescue Mission, New Hope/Homeward Bound–Freezing Nights, Alchemy Indoor Skatepark and Education Center, Graham-Kapowsin Community Council, Goodwill, Tacoma Housing Authority, and Tacoma Shine Youth Athletics.