BANGOR – For years, a local car dealership has partnered with a community learning center in Washington County to help transport students.
The Cobscook Community Learning Center has leased a passenger van from Darling’s Auto Group for one dollar annually for the last four years.
On Tuesday, it became theirs for free.
“We’re in a remote location. Everything requires movement,” said Sebastian Teunissen, the executive director of the learning center in Trescott Township. “So for our students to get to science research sites, for example, to do their field trips and so on we need wheels. We need transportation, and Darling’s gift is making that possible.”
The 20-year-old organization was one of the first to utilize Darling’s vehicle usage donation program, a service they signed onto in 2015.
Otis Soohey, general manager of the dealership, said the mission of the learning center — giving back to their community — matches that of Darling’s.