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Trading up: City gives agency truck

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Neighbors at Work, Inc., a local community action agency, has received a donation of a surplus vehicle from the City of Evanston to help it continue its home repair programs.

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Patricia Vance and program staffers with the newer, and older, trucks.

The agency serves area residents who meet federal low income guidelines, Director Patricia Vance said.

The program hires community residents for the crew that performs repair jobs. The vehicle is used to transport the crew and supplies to and from the various job sites.

Vance says the the city vehicle, a blue 1996 GMC Tahoe, will replace a rusty orange 1994 Chevy Van that has seen better days.


Neighbors at Work, Inc., a local community action agency, has received a donation of a surplus vehicle from the City of Evanston to help it continue its home repair programs.

CEDA-090929.jpg
Patricia Vance and program staffers with the newer, and older, trucks.

The agency serves area residents who meet federal low income guidelines, Director Patricia Vance said.

The program hires community residents for the crew that performs repair jobs. The vehicle is used to transport the crew and supplies to and from the various job sites.

Vance says the the city vehicle, a blue 1996 GMC Tahoe, will replace a rusty orange 1994 Chevy Van that has seen better days.

The Tahoe was one of several vehicles that had been scheduled to be sold at auction by the city until Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, learned of the program’s need from the group’s president, Hecky Powell, and shepherded the donation concept through the City Council.

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