PELHAM, Mass. (WWLP) – A Pelham resident who struggled to rely on transportation was recently gifted a car by Good News Garage, a nonprofit organization.
According to a news release sent to 22News, Travis Barrett is one of over 5,000 recipients of Good News Garage since the charity began providing transportation in 1996. Barrett is a recent college grad who also started a new job not long ago but was lacking the wheels to get there.
Good News Garage works with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission to provide used donated vehicles to people who cannot afford to purchase their own.
“He has the potential now to find jobs and things that may be further away that aren’t accessed by public transportation and things like that so it opens a lot of doors in terms of a career path and it gives him a peace of mind that he didn’t have before,” said Thomas Kupfer of Good News Garage.
Barrett was awarded a used 2013 Chevy Malibu donated by a generous New Englander to provide transportation to work and every day essentials like buying groceries.
The charity began providing reliable transportation to those in need in 1996.