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Carson City’s FISH purchases ‘new’ shuttle

Nevada Appeal staff report

Through the support of local donors and organizations, FISH has purchased a “new” used shuttle to transport residents of their homeless shelters. The 2008 Starcraft vehicle has a lift for wheelchair access and seats 13 passengers. It replaces the FISH shelter van that had more than 240,000 miles, carried only 10 passengers, and had no ability to transport clients using wheelchairs.

FISH uses the shuttle to transport residents of its two shelters, FOCUS House and Wylie House, to downtown Carson City each day. The residents go to work, apply for jobs, attend appointments, and take other steps needed to fulfill their personal action plan for self-sufficiency. The new shuttle gives FISH clients greater mobility and accessibility to help them get back on their feet.

FISH received funding for the shuttle from NV Energy, the Nell J. Redfield Foundation, US Bank, and other organizations that wish to remain anonymous. Community members also donated through last year’s Nevada Big Give. The shuttle decals were designed by SignPro.

As always, FISH thanks our generous community who give through FISH to provide Food, Instruction, Shelter and Healthcare to our neighbors in need.

FISH is a non-profit organization that provides food, instruction, shelter and healthcare to the homeless and hungry in the Carson City area.

Since 1979 FISH has offered emergency services and referrals to help individuals and families regain self-sufficiency. For more information, contact FISH, 775-882-FISH (3474), info@nvfish.com, or http://www.nvfish.com