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County Council approves “retired” County vans for District 9 Maple Valley and Covington organizations | King County

Three area community organizations will receive a retired King County Metro van. Vine Maple Place, The Transitions Program at the Tahoma School District and the Real Life Church in Covington were the three recipients in District nine.

The County Council unanimously approved the transfer on May 27 of retired Metro vans to provide transportation assistance to local governments, community programs, senior citizens and young people.

“By transferring retired metro vans to these organizations we are helping them to continue their extraordinary work to the residents of southeast King County,” said King County Councilman Reagan Dunn in a press release.

Vine Maple Place, located in Maple Valley, is an organization that breaks the cycle of homelessness by assisting single parents and their children build their lives.

The Tahoma School District’s Transitions program prepares students and young people with disabilities for a better quality of life and helps them develop as much independence as possible.

The Real Life Church is an active community church that assists members of the community in transporting seniors and youth around southeast King County for numerous activities and outings.

Since 1996, the County Council has transferred more than 460 retired vans from Metro’s Vanpool program to local nonprofit organizations to provide transportation for the disabled, low-income, young adults and senior citizens. Governments, agencies and organizations that receive the vans must meet specific requirements.

For more information, or to apply for a vehicle, contact Councilman Dunn’s office at 206-477-1009.

 

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