As an organization, we are always looking for ways to reach out and connect with communities in Metro Vancouver. When we were approached by the Hope for Freedom Society, it was an obvious choice – we were determined to make their request happen!
Hope for Freedom Society is a not-for-profit organization that offers assistance to those who face substance abuse, mental illness, violence and homelessness. They provide some great programs and resources to help their clients get back on their feet!
On behalf of the Hope for Freedom Society, City of Coquitlam and Coquitlam Councillor Brent Asmundson put forward a request for a retired HandyDART bus from TransLink.
Today, we are happy to share the news that TransLink will donate a decommissioned HandyDART bus to the Hope for Freedom Society. Since the bus has reached its seven year service term, it would have been decommissioned and replaced as part of regular service protocol.
Seeing it is still in a state of good repair thanks to regular maintenance by staff, TransLink is able to donate this bus so it can be used to transport clients to access food, shelter and other basic needs.
TransLink EVP Bob Paddon handed over the keys to Rob Thiessen, the Managing Director for Hope for Freedom Society today at 2:30pm at their Coquitlam location.
Author: Angela Chang