WTA offers free bus trips for Project Homeless Connect


Whatcom Transportation Authority is providing free rides Thursday and Friday, July 25-26, for all passengers on every route except the 80X to Mount Vernon.

The transit agency is offering free rides so more people can get to Project Homeless Connect, which provides free services and meals to homeless people.

The annual event will be held at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave., five blocks from the downtown bus station.

Whatcom Volunteer Center still seeks volunteers for the event, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, July 26. To help, call 360-734-3055.

Last year, 50 service providers and 210 volunteers helped 460 homeless households, according to the center. For a list of volunteer positions available for the event, go to whatcomvolunteer.org.

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