We have been partnered with Homeless Project Scotland (HPS) since 2020 and have provided them with Transit vans to help get hot meals to those who need it most. The vans enable them to transport hot food, volunteers and vulnerable people around the city of Glasgow.
Cities are an ever-changing environment as Homeless Project Scotland knows all too well. Recently, Glasgow implemented their Low Emission Zone (LEZ) which meant that three of the Homeless Project Scotland vans can no longer drive into the city centre without incurring LEZ charges.
At Peoples Ford, we strive to support our community and charities like Homeless Project Scotland. That's why, when we heard they were being affected by the Glasgow LEZ, we wanted to help.
The cost to replace these vans with LEZ compliant models is in excess of £80,000, which HPS said they would much rather spend on food for the homeless. We were able to provide Homeless Project Scotland with a Ford Transit Connect crew cab. The Transit Connect is LEZ exempt and has a second row of seats which will be used for community outreach involving taking people to hospital and to homeless shelters.
Colin, who is the Homeless Project Scotland Chairman/Co-founder, was delighted that Peoples Ford is able to provide them with a new support vehicle at such quick notice.
If you would like to learn more about Low Emission Zones and how they may affect you, please read our handy guide here.
To learn more about how you can help Homeless Project Scotland, simply click here.
We have a gallery below with Colin and our team during the collection of the Transit Connect.
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