February 27, 2018
With Your Car Donations, You Can Enable Our Veterans to Gain Financial Literacy that Will Improve Their Lives
Our veterans face a host of challenges after getting discharged from the military following their return home from overseas deployment. These challenges include unemployment, poverty, and homelessness. All of these may be due to a lack of financial literacy. Since many of them are not too knowledgeable about handling finances, they return home having debts to settle. Some of them may even be forced to pay their bills by securing high-interest loans.
Authorities have pointed out that veterans are more likely to experience major financial troubles compared to other demographic sectors. Unequipped with budget planning know-how, many of our retired troops find it difficult to keep up with a normal life. Worse, some end up penniless and homeless.
What’s supposed to be a happy ending for our former military personnel after surviving the dangers of war becomes a continuing struggle as they deal with financial problems due to lack of financial literacy.
Financial Resources for Veterans
Are you looking to help someone you know who has served in the military? Check out the links below to learn about the various programs that offer financial assistance for our veterans and enable them to gain financial literacy.
VeteransPlus consists of two programs designed by veterans themselves. It aims to educate and provide U.S. vets with practical financial solutions in their everyday lives.
- Military Financial Literacy
Under the National Financial Educators Council, this program offers free financial literacy resources and training for organizations that support veterans and active military staff.
- Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes
This program is devoted to providing financial aid to veterans who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- USACares Emergency America’s Heroes
USACares caters to 9/11 veterans by helping them pay for food and utility bills with an average grant of $650.
- Operation Family Fund
This program is committed to supporting veterans who were severely disabled during their service in Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. It provides grants to pay for their expenses. These may include medical bills, rent, vehicle repair or maintenance, and emergency transportation.
- Veterans of Foreign War Unmet Needs Grant
This is a financial resource program that gives grants of up to $2,500 to new veterans.
- Unmet Needs Program
Managed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Unmet Needs Program assists military families who are financially struggling. Cash grants of up to $5,000 are provided.
- American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance
This program intends to help qualified vets with minor children. It offers grants to help pay for their food, housing, utilities, and medical expenses.
- National Association of American Veterans Emergency Assistance
The NAAVEA refers financially-troubled vets and their families to financial assistance programs. Additionally, it provides our veterans free transportation to medical appointments in the DC area.
This is an online system that helps veterans find a list of prescription resources that can be used to help pay for medications or treatments.
A program by the government, Lifeline helps our veterans pay for their phone services.
Donate an Old Car and Support Veterans with Financial Problems
A rusty car that’s been sitting idly in your garage can play a crucial role in improving the lives of our heroes and their families. By giving it to Veteran Car Donations, you make it possible for them to have access to financial assistance programs, enabling them to gain financial literacy. Your generous act will also be rewarded with several benefits, one of which is you having the chance to get a top tax deduction!
Once you’re ready to donate a car, or an RV, or a boat, or whatever vehicle, just let us know. We’ll take care of the rest, including the processing of tax papers and the free towing of your vehicle. It’s as simple as that!
Donate to us now by contacting us at 877-594-5822. Veteran Car Donations looks forward to helping transform the lives of our heroic veterans with your car donations!