March 8, 2021
Be Prepared for Any Emergency This Season
Winterizing your vehicle is not the only thing you need to be concerned about this winter. This is one of the most dangerous times to go on the road this year, with 24% of weather-related vehicle crashes occurring this season. According to the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, 15% of these accidents happen during snowfall or sleet.
These accidents lead to deaths and injuries to thousands of Americans every year. Even though state and road agencies allot millions for road maintenance and repairs during these months, accidents still happen.
To prepare for most emergencies, make sure to keep these things in your car this winter.
- First aid kit
A first aid kit is an important tool to have in your car during any season. It can help you address minor injuries in case of road accidents. Make sure that your kit includes bandages, gauze, antibiotic treatment, and gloves.
- Fire extinguisher
You can easily store a fire extinguisher in your car. This will be very helpful in case of minor flare-ups to prevent fires from getting out of control.
- Flashlights and flares
If your car breaks down in the middle of the road, flashlights are important so you can check the engine. Flares, flashing lights, and road reflectors can keep you and other motorists safe since these can alert other vehicles that your car is stuck up ahead.
- Car repair kit
A kit for minor car repairs will help you address basic troubleshooting for your vehicle. Make sure it has a multi-head screwdriver and a wrench.
- Snowbrush and ice scraper
For heavy snow, these tools can help you clean your windshield so you can see better.
- Empty gas can
Anyone can run out of gas in winter or any other season. Having an empty gas can in your car can help you when you run out of fuel while on the road.
- Jumper cables and portable battery charger
If your battery suddenly dies in the middle of the road, it would be tough to get help in getting your car started without jumper cables. You can also keep a battery booster to jumpstart your auto to prepare for long trips.
You can keep a shovel in the trunk so you can dig your way out of snow or mud just in case this emergency happens.
Help Protect Vets from the Harshness of Winter
Just as you would take steps to protect yourself from danger during winter, you can also do the same for our veterans who are facing tremendous challenges. These are our former service members who are suffering from homelessness, those who are burdened with service-connected disabilities and illnesses, including mental health issues, and those who are reeling from unemployment.
You can help provide great relief to these veterans and even turn their lives around with a simple vehicle donation to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use your donation to improve their living conditions.
We’ll sell your donated vehicle through an auction and use the proceeds to fund the vital health and life-improvement programs and services being delivered by our charity partners to their veteran beneficiaries. These IRS-approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations provide deserving veterans and their families with quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
You will also benefit greatly from your vehicle donation since it will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. You’ll also enjoy our free pick-up and towing service, which is available to our donors in all 50 states.
However, the best reward you’ll get is not a material thing. It’s the joy and satisfaction you’ll experience, knowing that your donation will be used to help uplift the lives of our nation’s neglected heroes.
For more details on our vehicle donation program, visit our FAQs page. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or write to us here should you have any questions or concerns that you’d like us to address. If you’re uncertain about your vehicle’s eligibility for our program, check out this page to learn what we usually accept. Take note that we accept even vehicles that are no longer in good condition.
Touch the Hearts of Our Hurting Heroes This Winter
Nothing compares to the feeling of having done something good for those who need help the most — particularly during winter when the weather makes life even tougher for most people. Your car donation will surely be a blessing to the struggling veterans and their families in your community. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!