A nonprofit that delivers free medical resources to underserved Northern Nevadans has again been targeted by vandals.
In the past four days, the organization has been targeted twice and all three vehicles in CARE Chest’s fleet are out of commission until they can be repaired, according to a Monday press release. Images showed broken windows, damaged ignitions and missing components of the vehicles.
As a result, the organization is unable to use these vehicles to make their weekly deliveries to clients across Northern Nevada. To keep up with the demand for services, including deliveries, CARE Chest will be renting vehicles.
“The team at CARE Chest is committed to not letting this setback interrupt services for our friends and neighbors in need across Northern Nevada,” the press release said.
Clients who participate in Mobile CARE Chest distributions from the following locations will receive their supplies delivered to their homes on the same day as their normal distributions: Sun Valley Family Center, Northern Nevada HOPES, Sparks Christian Fellowship, Vintage at the Crossing, Neil Road Rec Center, and the Washoe County Senior Center.
Delivery dates include the following:
- Sun Valley Family Center – the first Monday of the month
- Northern Nevada HOPES – the third Tuesday of the month
- Sparks Christian Fellowship – the third Wednesday of the month
- Vintage at the Crossing – the third Friday of the month
- Neil Road Rec Center – the fourth Wednesday of the month
- Washoe County Senior Center – the fourth Friday of the month
The delivery procedure varies depending upon location for clients who receive monthly supplies and equipment at one of 18 locations in the following rural Northern Nevada counties.
- Rural Washoe County
- White Pine
In the last 30 years, CARE Chest has provided more than 275,000 unique services to more than 200,000 individuals and families in Northern Nevada.
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