Bethesda Lutheran among nonprofits taking ownership of Community Transit surplus vans this week

Bethesda Lutheran Church pastor Rev. Heidi Fish, right, and Dave Dettman accept their van. (Photo courtesy Community Transit)

Mountlake Terrace-based Bethesda Lutheran Church was among 12 Snohomish County nonprofit organizations that picked up passenger vans this week as part of Community Transit’s Van GO program. The Van GO program awards retired Community Transit vanpool vans or paratransit vehicles that would otherwise be sent to surplus auction.

The vans awarded this year will connect people in Snohomish County to legal services, allow kids to attend youth meetings and visit incarcerated parents, and help people grocery shop and visit a doctor, among other uses. The agencies receiving vans are:

For background information on these organizations and the Van GO program, visit

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