Volunteers of America Used Car Sales Program in Everett Shut Down

July 1, 2012

Everett, Everett Economy

Joe Rivers has sold used vehicles at the VOA lot in north Everett for the past 10 years

One of the first stories we shared on this blog was that of Jim Brown, director of the Volunteers of America vehicle donation program in Everett. Jim has been with VOA for 27 years and started the vehicle donation program in 1995. In addition to accepting donations of used cars, the Everett program went through the donated vehicles, made sure they were safe and sold them at their own lot on Broadway near Everett Community College in Everett. Saturday afternoon I drove by and saw all the cars were off the lot. Jim was there with two other long time employees and told me the VOA was shutting down the vehicle sales operation and outsourcing the donation program out-of-state. Sadly, some local people are losing jobs and Everett is losing a car lot where folks could get a decent used car at an affordable price.

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