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Desire for utility drives donation

Beltrone resident’s ride will be used by Meals on Wheels program

Senior Services of Albany received a 2001 Mercury Sable from a Colonie Senior Service Center resident to use for the Meals on Wheels program.

Senior Services of Albany received a 2001 Mercury Sable from a Colonie Senior Service Center resident to use for the Meals on Wheels program. Photo by Zan Strumfeld.

— Neary said he encourages other community members to donate their cars, as well.

“In many cases (seniors) come to the realization as Marge did that it’s probably better to give up the car now instead of drive it. In those cases, what do people do with their cars? I’m sure they can sell them or hand them off to their grandkids looking for their first car, but it’s not so cool to get a Pacer anymore,” Neary said.

Neary said there are several places where donated cars can be put to use, including for Catholic Charities and other volunteer programs.

“Stories like this will be about the genuine good nature and generosity of the people in our community,” Neary said.

Pecoroni said she’s happy her car will be helpful for the community.

“If you’re not going to use it, maybe somebody else can put it to good use,” she said. “That made me feel good.”

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