South Yarmouth Man Receives Keys to a Better Life

Received donated pickup through Good News Garage and Mass Rehab
Randy Saulnier-Fortin of South Yarmouth poses with the used pickup truck he received from Good News Garage, a local car-donation charity awarding cars to people in need. (Courtesy of Good News Garage)

Imagine trying to live a productive life on the Cape without reliable transportation. It would be a struggle to say the least, but for one South Yarmouth man the struggle is now over.

On June 13, South Yarmouth resident Randy Saulnier-Fortin received a car from Good News Garage. His used pickup truck, donated by a generous New Englander, will transport him to a brighter future. Saulnier-Fortin is just one of over 5,000 recipients of a vehicle from Good News Garage since the nonprofit began providing reliable transportation to local people in need in 1996.

Good News Garage works with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) to provide refurbished, donated vehicles to people with disabilities who otherwise could not afford to purchase a car. Saulnier-Fortin’s truck will be used to transport him to employment and life’s other critical activities.

A lack of transportation is one of the biggest reasons why people cannot achieve upward mobility. Good News Garage’s ability to help our neighbors in need is only limited by the amount of vehicle donations it receives.

Full Photo Caption: Randy Saulnier-Fortin of South Yarmouth poses with the used pickup truck he received from Good News Garage, a local car-donation charity awarding cars to people in need. Good News Garage works in cooperation with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) to provide refurbished donated vehicles to people with disabilities in Massachusetts who otherwise could not afford to purchase their own vehicle. Cars will be used to transport people to employment and life’s other critical activities. Qualified applicants must be a client of MRC and have a written Individual Plan for Employment. To donate, visit GoodNewsGarage.org.


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