January 21, 2019
Car Donation Bay Area: A Chance to Give Back to Our Heroes
If you’re familiar with the tremendous challenges that a large number of San Francisco-based military veterans are confronted with nowadays, you’d definitely agree that a generous contribution to a Car Donation Bay Area charity could provide critical assistance to those who have made enormous sacrifices and risked their own lives for the sake of ours.
While it’s always a good idea to say, “Thank you, veterans!” to let them know that their efforts have not gone unnoticed, nothing could compare to the actual demonstration of your gratitude through a generous response to their current situation. What we’re trying to say is, if you really want to give honor to our nation’s heroes, don’t just say it—show it!
The Sad Truth about Our Veterans
People think that our veterans are fortunate enough to receive the support that they need from various government programs. We hate to burst your bubble, but in the real world, there happens to be a yawning gap of service that the government could not provide.
The only way to make sure that their needs are met is for various certified 501c3 nonprofit organizations to bridge this gap. That’s why Veteran Car Donations is here: To ease the burden being shouldered by our former military servicemen and women who are suffering from homelessness, unemployment, severe service-related injuries and disabilities, lack of education, and poor health.
We auction off the donated vehicles we receive to raise funds for our charity partners so they can deliver the following programs and services to the needy veterans in your area:
Free physical and mental health care
- Employment opportunities and career development
- Specially adapted homes for veterans with disabilities and their families
- Mortgage-free homes for homeless veterans and their families
- Financial and transitioning assistance
- Scholarship programs for veterans who seek a college degree
- Grief counseling for veterans and the families of veterans who lost their lives on the line of duty
Veterans in the Bay Area
More than 30,000 veterans are living in the Bay Area. A study by The State of the American Veteran has reported that most of the veterans lack the resources to facilitate their transition to civilian life following their discharge or retirement from the service. These findings then led to the discovery of the following:
- Approximately 80% of the veterans are left without a job after completing their service in the military.
- Two in five veterans are living on the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Half of the veterans in the area are experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder and two-thirds are suffering from depression.
- A high percentage of the veteran population is at risk of committing suicide.
These findings have all the more energized us at Veteran Car Donations to press on with our mission, which is to slash the number of suffering veterans by generating more funds for their benefjt. Needless to say, we cannot succeed without the support of our generous donors. That’s why we are appealing to your good heart to help us uplift the lives of our suffering veterans.
How Our Car Donations Work
If you’ve decided to support our cause through car donation, feel free to call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form. Next, we’ll send a tow truck over to collect your vehicle on the time and date that was designated with you based on your preference. Lastly, we’ll send your vehicle to an auction house.
Once your vehicle is sold, we’ll send you by mail your 100% tax-deductible receipt. Yes, your charitable contribution will entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction based on the selling price or fair market value of your vehicle.
For more information on our car donation program, feel free to visit our FAQs page. For inquiries, you can call our toll-free 24/7 hotline 877-594-5822 or send us a message online. We accept vehicle donations not only in San Francisco but in other cities and towns of all 50 states as well.
Show Your Heart of Gold
San Francisco is nicknamed The Golden City not just in reference to the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge but also—we would like to believe—the golden heart of its people. Show your kindness and compassion to your city’s struggling veterans by joining our Car Donation Bay Area program! Call us at 877-594-5822 today and help us uplift the lives of our nation’s suffering heroes with your car donation!