King County Metro Transit is offering free rides to veterans attending the 6th Annual Seattle Stand Down on December 1-2 at South Seattle College’s Georgetown campus.
The Seattle Stand Down event connects homeless and at-risk veterans with local resources and services. Representatives from businesses, nonprofits, educational institutions, and all levels of government are brought together at one location to provide housing assistance, case management referrals, employment opportunities, legal aid, medical screenings, eye exams, dental services, haircuts, personal hygiene items, and meals.
Representatives from ORCA LIFT, the reduced-fare transit card, and ORCA to Go, which provides information and sales of regular-fare ORCA cards, will be on-site both days.
Veterans traveling to or from the two-day event can ride free by showing one of the following forms of ID:
- Veteran Health Identification Card
- Uniformed Identification Card
Veterans also can obtain a special two-sided free bus pass (pictured above) by contacting Hopelink at firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting one of the following service providers:
- VA Community Housing and Outreach Services
- Washington state Department of Veteran Affairs
- King County Housing Authority —VASH program
- Compass Housing Veterans Program—Shoreline and Pioneer Square Veterans Program
- YWCA Support Services for Veteran Families program
- El Centro de la Raza
- Lake City Task Force on Homelessness—Seattle Mennonite Church
- Pike Place Senior Center
- The Salvation Army William Booth Center
- Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care
Metro bus routes that travel to or near the campus include routes 60, 124, 131 and 154.
Route 154 is peak-only service. For additional information about transit
service, visit Metro Online or Metro’s Puget Sound Trip Planner, or call Metro’s Customer
Information line at 206-553-3000.
The Seattle Stand Down will open for registration at 7 a.m .on Thursday, December 1. Services will be available from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. On Friday, December 2, registration will begin at 7 a.m. with services available from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
More information is available at www.theseattlestanddown.org.