Let’s be honest. For many returning veterans, getting back to civilian life isn’t as simple as it sounds. Many American servicemen and women struggle with mental issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression, not to mention affordable housing, substance abuse, or trouble finding a job. These issues negatively friends and family members, who don’t always know how to respond, or what type of help is available locally.
That’s where our organization, Cars Helping Veterans, comes in. As our name indicates, we focus on solving veterans’ transportation issues. Many studies show that lack of reliable transport is one of the biggest issues for veterans readjusting to civilian life.
In this post, we’ll spell out how your donations help veterans in your area, and why they’re so important. Our process is designed to get that car off to a veteran, as soon as possible. It’s one of the most practical ways to show your support – and gratitude – for their services and sacrifices.
Aren’t Programs Already Available?
Of course! Government agencies like the Veterans Administration are often the natural starting point to get that help – followed by state and nationwide nonprofit groups who specialize in veterans’ issues.
However, these organizations have limits to how much they can accomplish, with the resources they have. Long waiting lists for necessities like affordable housing, for example, are facts of life in many areas. Many services are not always available, which can requires a long car trip to get them – especially in rural areas. However, that won’t happen if you don’t have a car, or access to one. That’s where we come in.
How Does My Donation Help?
When you reach out to our organization, Cars Helping Veterans, you’re dealing with an established charity that’s built up a strong track record, and long reach nationwide. We operate in all 50 U.S. states and 63 cities, including six regional hubs in Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, and our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
We don’t waste any time once you call us, agree to donate, and arrange for a pickup of your vehicle. We work to get the best market price for your vehicle, whether it’s running, or not, which is why its condition is never an issue. All proceeds go straight to veterans, or the charities and nonprofit groups in your area that serve them. To see how we’ve impacted the veteran community, take a look at our reviews & feedback.
That assistance, in turn, makes it possible to support veterans in significant ways. The proceeds from your vehicle donations help support social services in your community, including grief counseling, job training and mental health services, for example. Your donations also allow veterans to get into programs that make life better, whether it’s substance abuse treatment, or mortgage-free housing.
In other cases, your donations may be used to cover immediate needs like food for a veteran and their family, or a working vehicle, so they get to their next appointment without a problem. We review those situations with local organizations on a case-by-case basis.
Who Do You Work With?
We support any group that shares our goal: making sure that America’s heroes receive some measure of support for serving our country. Our partners range from small neighborhood nonprofits, to some of the nation’s largest and best-known groups – including Disabled Veterans of America, Purple Heart, and Wounded Warriors, among others.
What Other Benefits Do My Donations Bring?
Keeping veterans’ struggles alive is a constant challenge, especially in urban areas, where the daily news cycle turns around constantly. Besides helping to fund needed services and programs, your donations also allow us to continue educating the public about their sacrifices.
Through your donations, we can lobby for local veterans’ interests where it really counts – in the halls of Congress and state governments. These efforts also ensure that veterans get all the help to which they’re entitled, from local, state, and federal government programs.
Give Something Back Today
Lack of resources and support often leaves local veterans feeling neglected or forgotten. However, you can do something about it. Giving the gift of reliable transportation might be the first step for a former serviceman or woman who only wants to live a more satisfying life.
You’ll also feel proud, knowing your donation had something to do with that success story. Don’t let that junker sit around in your garage, gathering dust! Call us at 1-888-480-VETS (8387), or send us a message via our contact form
If you’re ready to donate your vehicle, visit our simple to use online donation form now.