RENO, NV – Sierra Pacific Power donated seven vehicles from its utility fleet to the following nonprofit agencies: Sierra County Human Services Department (Loyalton); City of Loyalton; Safe Embrace (Reno); Douglas County Search & Rescue; Washoe County Search & Rescue; Older Americans of Lyon County; and The Nature Conservancy (Reno).

Vehicles being donated range from a 2001 Ford F-550 and a 2001 Jeep Wrangler to a 2003 Dodge Dakota, and two all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and an ATV Trailer. The approximate value of donated vehicles is $65,315, according to

While no longer suitable for day-to-day use by the northern Nevada utility, the vehicles have been well maintained and are capable of many more miles of light-duty use, according to Jeff McKenzie, team leader of Sierra Pacific's Fleet Services Department.

On a limited basis, Sierra Pacific donates used utility vehicles to community service groups as they become available. Donations vary according to the needs of the nonprofit organizations.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet