A Chevy Malibu and a guy named Bill

Monday, May 12, 2014 - 2:15pm

Last year, DMA lost a longtime volunteer and good friend in Bill Smith. Bill’s family wanted to honor his wishes to help DMA, so they worked with our partner the Center for Car Donations (centerforcardonations.org) to get a good price for Bill’s classic but not-running 1967 Chevy Malibu four-dour. Here’s the note staff at the Center sent to us:

We are pleased to send you this check in the amount of $4,388.40 for a Chevrolet Malibu. The fees on this vehicle were higher than normal $150 tow and auction fee because we had it cleaned up (there were over 35 black widow spiders living in it), and we had our mechanic go thru and tune it on so that we could send it on EBay instead of sending it to a local auction.  I am sure the donor will be delighted we were able to get such a high value for her brother's car.

We’re at work planning what will become the Bill Smith Memorial Music Library here at DMA. I think Bill would approve,. In the meantime, we thank the Smith family and the Center for Car Donations for helping Bill help us.  We are grateful for your generosity!