CARSON CITY, Nev. (KLAS) — The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will release a “Forever Strong” charitable license plate on Oct. 1, with funds raised going to the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center.
The plate’s release coincides with the second anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting and gives Nevadans who want to honor the memory of the 58 victims a beautiful way to do so.
“Drivers with this license plate send a clear message that they are strong, compassionate and unwavering in their memory of the lives lost,” said Tennille Pereira, director of the center, in a press release.
Its design is simple but powerful. A black and gold “Vegas Strong” heart stands out on a gold gradient background with “Forever Strong” written along the bottom.
Costs for the plates will be as follows:
- $62 – Standard numbering
- $97 – Personalized
- An additional $6 fee will be added to these prices if you would like to swap the plates on your existing registration (However, if you choose to do this, you will not be required to get a smog check or renew registration)
- $30 – Annual renewal for standard plates
- $50 – Annual renewal for personalized plates
$25 from the initial issue of each plate and $20 from renewals will go directly to the resilience center and the programs and assistance it offers.
“Not only does this license plate enable Nevadans across the state to memorialize victims, it will also provide valuable funds for continuing healing work for those impacted by the tragic events,” said Pereira.
Vegas Strong Resiliency Center supports survivors of the tragedy by providing multiple resources and referral services. It also offers aid to family members, first responders and other members of the Las Vegas community.
The center thanked Governor Steve Sisolak, Clark County and Nevada legislators for making the plate a reality with Assembly Bill 333 during the last legislative session.
To make an appointment for an office visit or order personalized plates, please visit the DMV website.