Derby resident awarded life-changing car

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DERBY — A Derby resident has been awarded a car by the Good News Garage organization.

The Burlington-based charity announced this week that Megan Tattersall was given the keys to a 2008 Nissan Versa, donated by a generous Vermonter.

Tattersall is one of over 5,000 recipients of a vehicle from Good News Garage since the organization began providing reliable transportation to neighbors in need in 1996.

In Vermont, Good News Garage partners with the Economic Services Division to provide vehicles to participants in the Reach Up program of the Department of Children and Families.

Car recipients are chosen by Reach Up program administrators.

The organization remains one of the few car-donation programs in the country that awards donors’ old or unused cars to neighbors in need, and in doing so can offer donors generous tax deductions.

Good News Garage’s ability to help our neighbors in need is only limited by the number of vehicle donations it receives.

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