Donated golf carts help those helping the homeless living along the Santa Ana River – Orange County Register

Brandy Barnett appreciated the lift.

Barnett, 45, had been living along the Santa Ana River trail for nearly a month when her application through the nonprofit City Net and Illumination Foundation for transitional housing was approved.

With her bags of clothes and other stuff inside a shopping cart, she would have had to push the cart and walk nearly a mile through the riverbed to a bus stop to get to her motel.

But City Net’s newest tool – golf carts – made her trip a little easier.

“I’m glad this is here. It’s hot today,” said Barnett as she placed her stuff in the back of the carts.

The City Council in August approved donating two Taylor-Dunn utility carts from the Anaheim Convention Center to assist their partner agency, City Net, navigate the riverbed, where a large homeless encampment has sprouted in recent years.

In the past couple of months, the nonprofit has received two other golf carts…

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