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Another donated car gives Newport mom a way forward

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NEWPORT — Another donated car is bringing relief to a local mother, providing a solution for transportation struggles, and enabling her family to move forward.

Tiffaney Allen was awarded a 2013 Subaru Impreza from the car-donation nonprofit Good News Garage.

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Gas prices and inflation are only the most recent struggle. Record-high car prices have persisted for over a year, leaving many people unable to afford safe and reliable vehicles.

Fortunately for Allen, Good News Garage has stepped in again.

The organization was founded in Vermont in 1996 as one of the nation’s first charitable car donation programs.

Over the last 25 years, it has helped car donors give over 5,500 vehicles to neighbors in need, putting them on the road to self-sufficiency.

Upon receiving the car, Allen wrote the donor of her new car a note saying, “This is absolutely life changing! Thanks so much for this donation. I’m so grateful!”

Good News Garage says a national car shortage is driving up the prices for new and used cars to record highs.

Many low-income individuals and families are unable to afford reliable vehicles.

The organization also says the need for donated vehicles is at a critical level.

Donations are down and being far outpaced by the demand and need for reliable used cars.

“While we can’t solve the car shortage, we can certainly help some of those who are being hit the hardest,” said Cash Cranson, director of operations at Good News Garage. “However, our ability to help is limited by the number of car donations we receive. During this difficult time, choosing to donate your car is an act of kindness and compassion that makes a huge, immediate impact.”

Good News Garage awards cars to Vermont residents through a partnership with the state’s Reach Up agency.

Car recipients must be Reach Up participants to qualify for cars.

Those interested can find out more about Reach Up at https://dcf.vermont.gov/benefits/reachup
For more information or to donate, visit www.GoodNewsGarage.org.

Good News Garage is a member of Ascentria Care Alliance, one of the largest human services organizations in New England.

With locations throughout the region, Ascentria creates a measurable, positive impact in communities by empowering people to reach beyond life’s challenges and thrive.

For more information, visit ascentria.org.

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