It does sound nice, in theory, to donate to an agency in need. However, public policy laws prohibit this kind of transaction. Wilmington taxpayers paid for those cars. Therefore, the value of those vehicles, needs to stay in Wilmington.
There are many charitable organizations to help those in need in a disaster. That includes people making donations, if they choose. Perhaps, VanPelt could contact local dealerships for donations. That would be legal.
Just like the $200k, the city spent on the failed baseball stadium, city officials need to stop spending our tax dollars so frivolously! In this case, just follow public policy laws and don't donate. New Jersey does not serve the citizens of Wilmington.
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