|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||April 15, 2013|
CARSON CITY – Specialty license plates for the March of Dimes and Teamsters Local Union No. 631 are now available for purchase at Nevada DMV offices. The specialty plates will cost an initial $61 and $30 for renewal. The organizations will receive $25 from the initial issue and $20 from renewals.
The March of Dimes applied for a special license plate to increase awareness of the seriousness of preterm births. Funds from the special license plate will be used for evidence-based health care programs for pregnant women in Nevada designed to reduce preterm births. Funds will be used for the March of Dimes Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Family Support, which provides critical private sector support to families who have an infant admitted to the NICU.
The Teamsters Local Union No. 631 is a non-profit organization with four locals in Nevada, representing 14,500 members in the state. Proceeds from the special license plate will support the United Labor Agency of Nevada (ULAN), which provides union members, their families and the community at large with assistance through the ULAN Basic Needs program. The program provides services that assist individuals and families who have been victims of an accident, illness, loss of employment, reduced work hours or other hardship. Services include emergency financial assistance for rent or mortgage to prevent eviction; utility payments to avoid disconnection; and food and food gift cards to sustain nutritional needs.
Specialty license plates are approved by the Nevada Commission on Special License Plates. There is currently a cap of 30 specialty license plates that can be active at any time. There are currently 13 organizations on the waiting list for specialty license plates.“Specialty license plates provide a way for the general population to support these charities with a portion of their registration fees and the outward show of support by having the organization’s plate on their vehicle,” said DMV Director Troy Dillard.
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