The non-profit Good News Mountaineer Garage began in 1999 when a group got together to plan a project to help their fellow West Virginians get on the road to independence.
Now the Good News Mountaineer Garage puts people on the road with the help of many individuals and organizations.
The Good News Mountaineer Garage accepts donations of vehicles that are repairable for a reasonable amount of money. These donated cars are then distributed to families with low incomes needing transportation to work.
You may be eligible for a tax deduction on your federal income taxes if your car is accepted. And you may also qualify for a direct state tax credit, when available, for a portion of the value of your vehicle.
We provide donated cars to low income families across the entire state of West Virginia.
The program has helped over 3,209 West Virginia families meet their transportation needs.
The GNMG is involved in an ongoing program to measure the outcomes of its programs. The results of this past year's respondent follow up study showed that:
A follow-up survey of TANF vehicle recipients conducted in FY09 showed the following:
Our Board of Directors 2020:
"When I opened up the thank you note there was not only the note but also a picture of the receipient and she had a smile on her face which in turn gave me a smile on my face because I knew she was thankful, she was happy, she was now able to drive herself to a job. She specifically said that the car helped to get her to her job and take the children to doctor's appointments."
- Nate and Jane Bowles