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May 4, 2013

Meece, 85, gave her car to family who needed transportation

Somerset —

Virginia Meece isn’t one to take credit for her good deeds.
“I had very little to do with it,” she said of her recent act of generosity. “It was all the Lord’s doing.”
But even if she is doing God’s will, Meece has impressed those around her at the Highlands Assisted Living Community — where she now lives — with her recent actions.
Meece, 85, gave up the car she’d driven for over 20 years to a family in need — although she didn’t know exactly who she’d be giving it to when she made the decision.
“The thought came to my mind that someday if I no longer drive, I’d like to donate my car to someone,” said Meece, still every bit the picture of a bright and spry woman. 
“I knew it was going to be given away, but I knew it was going to be given to someone who needed a car,” she continued. “The Lord placed it on my heart. It had to be a superior power.”
In late March, she finally had her daughter contact King of Kings Radio — the local Christian radio station run by David Carr — to volunteer the car for use by someone else who might need it.
No one but God could have seen what came next.
Beulah McCoy was attending Carr’s church, Somerset Baptist Temple. Her van — with 350,000 miles on it — had finally bitten the proverbial dust. Carr had tried to fix it, but after the van broke down yet again, he declared it “unfixable” and pledged to help find McCoy another vehicle, she said.
“I’d have to catch a ride to work, and a few times I had to walk because there was no way home,” said McCoy. “It was really rough. I was paying rent, electric, water, and had no money left to do anything with.”

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