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Decades-old non-profit is looking for a truck

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A 22-year-old pickup truck that has helped transform hundreds of lives in the greater New London area is looking at its glory days in the rear-view mirror. (WFSB) A 22-year-old pickup truck that has helped transform hundreds of lives in the greater New London area is looking at its glory days in the rear-view mirror. (WFSB)
NEW LONDON, CT (WFSB) -

A 22-year-old pickup truck that has helped transform hundreds of lives in the greater New London area is looking at its glory days in the rear-view mirror.

The non-profit Safe-Futures program that aids battered women is looking to replace its old work horse.

"I absolutely wouldn't have it on the road the front end is very shaky in it now. I know they don't use it very much but, it needs to be replaced,” said David Mugovero, of Mugovero's Auto Center.

The program is looking for a donation of a gently-used and larger pickup to carry out its work.

The non-profit has been improving the lives of those impacted by domestic violence since 1976, and has been nursing the current truck for years, knowing it needed to be replaced but there’s never been any funding.

The engine has 142,000 miles on it, but the rest of the car is undriveable, and the steel belts on the spare tire are popping through.

"We would hope for a truck that's dependable, a little newer, and a little larger, that's safe. We found out after this broke down that had Reggie been on the highway where he just came off of, the truck would have flipped over,” said Katherine Verano, of Safe Futures.

The company is not looking for a brand new truck, just a dependable one.

To make any suggestions, call 860-447-0366  X203  or email eprae@safefuturesct.org.

For more information on Safe Futures, click here.

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