It’s the kind of video that will choke you up.
For the past 20 years, a Washington State’s King County Council, located in Seattle, has been giving away its vans that are at least six years old and have racked up at least 100,000 miles.
Councilmembers were given the task again this year to donate 27 vans to non-profits. The vehicles have cycled through the county’s Metro Van Pool program, king5.com reports.
Life Enrichment Options, an organization that manages homes for adults with development disabilities, was thrilled to receive one of the passenger vans from Councilmember Kathy Lambert on Friday.
“It really adds to the ability to take them out into the community,” Fred Nystrom, executive director of Life Enrichment Options tells king5.com. “It’s absolutely a quality of life issue, this will give (the tenants) the ability to do more things.”
Disabled adults with Life Enrichment Options were all smiles in king5.com’s video as they rode in their “new” Chevy Uplander. After 20 years, King County has brought plenty of smiles through its give-away van program. To date, they’ve donated 500 vans. Judging by those smiles, it’s priceless charity, indeed.