Need for transportation in Vermont putting strain on Good News Garage

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Families across Vermont are in critical need of transportation, and it’s outpacing vehicle donations to the charitable group Good News Garage. 

“We’re really down on vehicle donations,” said Amy Barcumb, assistant director of operations at Good News Garage.  “We’re about a third below what we received last year.”

The organization was hoping to collect 550 cars between November and December, but have only received a few more than 250 as of Wednesday. They’re always accepting used and unwanted cars. 

“We’ll take any truck, car, or van…as long as it’s on 4 wheels,” Barcumb said.  

The organization has reached more than 5,000 families across New England. 

“It’s gonna be a lot less stress,” said Kaitlyn Jacobs, who received a black Nissan Sentra Wednesday. “Not having to worry about how to get my daughter to school, or myself to work or class.”

People who donate their cars are eligible for the state’s charitable contribution tax, which takes 5% off of your taxes.

To donate a vehicle, https://www.goodnewsgarage.org/donate-online

 

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