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The donation of this van raised $1,700 for the Rosemount Family Resource Center. The donor received a $2,000 tax deduction.

Junk cars can help people in need

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Last spring. Teresa Paetznick was working with U-Pull-R-Parts manager Keith Olson on a work project, when she casually mentioned that the business should do something to help the Rosemount Family Resource Center.

The suggestion got the wheels turning in Olson's head, and as she was heading out to the parking lot, he made a suggestion. U-Pull-R-Parts could accept donated vehicles for the center, sell them or strip them for parts and then give the money it makes back to the center.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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