August 4, 2021
On August 4th, Pay Tribute to the Men and Women of Our Nation’s Oldest Seagoing Service
The United States Coast Guard is one of the six service branches of our country’s armed forces. Formed on August 4th, 1790, it’s our nation’s oldest seagoing service. While it’s technically a military branch, it operates under the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime. However, when the nation needs its services, control of the Coast Guard can be transferred to the Navy by the President or Congress.
One of the primary roles of the U.S. Coast Guard is as a first responder and humanitarian service provider. It assists those in distress at sea or ashore. During Hurricane Katrina, for example, the U.S. Coast Guard played a huge role in saving people’s lives. The hurricane struck the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas in August 2005, killing more than 1,800 people and causing $125 billion in damages. During that time, the U.S. Coast Guard rescued about 35,000 people from their flooded homes.
That’s why the U.S. Coast Guard Day on August 4th is such a big deal. It’s our chance to thank and honor the members of our Coast Guard for their incalculable service to our nation. Let’s show our appreciation for these brave men and women for the work that they do — keeping our seas safe and risking their lives to assist those who need it.
Veteran Car Donations has listed some of the most impactful ways of celebrating U.S. Coast Guard Day on August 4th:
- Post on social media about our Coast Guard.
Use social media to spread awareness of U.S. Coast Guard Day and the many ways it is serving our nation. Use #NationalCoastGuardDay or #USCoastGuardDay as your hashtag when you make a post or upload a related image.
- Visit a Coast Guard museum.
Visit one of the many museums dedicated to our Coast Guard across the country. See thousands of gadgets, replicas of ships and boats used by the service, and other Coast Guard items.
- Watch a movie featuring the U.S. Coast Guard.
Spend the day watching a film or two that have our Coast Guards featured in it. Choose from a long list of relevant movies here.
- Listen to our U.S. Coast Guard band.
Our Coast Guard has an official band. It’s a full-time band that tours across the country.
- Chat with a Coast Guard member.
Do you know someone who is an active-duty or retired Coast Guard member? Talk to them and listen to their stories. Ask them about their life as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Do You Want to Reach Out to the Struggling Vets in Your Area?
As we celebrate U.S. Coast Guard Day on August 4th, let it also serve as a reminder about the services and sacrifices made by former members of all branches of our military.
It’s sad to know that many of these veterans are living miserable lives. They are suffering from homelessness, chronic unemployment, disabilities and illnesses, including service-connected mental health disorders.
If you have a heart of gold and want to help them the best way you can, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Consider donating your old or unwanted vehicle to us here at Veteran Car Donations.
We’ll place your auto donation up for auction, with the proceeds going directly to our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding to provide deserving veterans and their families with free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
You will also benefit from your charitable contribution since we’ll quickly haul your car away at a date, time, and place of your preference at absolutely no cost to you.
You’ll also get to enjoy our quick and convenient donation process where you don’t have to do any paperwork. On top of that, your charitable contribution will entitle you to receive the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season.
Aside from those material rewards, you’ll find awesome satisfaction in knowing that your act of charity will be used to help improve the living conditions of the suffering veterans in your community.
We’re also delighted to tell you that, unlike most car donation programs, we accept pretty much all sorts of vehicles. We’re not even picky when it comes to their age or condition. Moreover, we can collect your vehicle wherever it is located in the country since we operate in all 50 states.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call us through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or you may contact us here. Check out our FAQs page for more information on our donation program.
Celebrate U.S. Coast Guard Day with a Car Donation
You can meaningfully celebrate U.S. Coast Guard Day on August 4th by letting our veterans know how much you truly appreciate their service. Your car donation will be enough to convey that message to our nation’s heroes. Your donation can help transform their lives. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!