With 18.5 million military veterans as of the latest official estimate in 2016, and with that figure still expected to rise in the years to come, it is no surprise that the U.S. government is unable to provide for the needs of each one of our retired soldiers. Â There are simply too many of them. Thankfully though, Veteran Car Donations, together with the esteemed non-profit organization partners, can fill the gap in government service for our heroes, many of whom are languishing in poverty despite all the sacrifices they did for our country when they were still on active duty.
Many of our former troops, including those in Buena Park, California, are still struggling to adapt to normal civilian life after they came back home from overseas deployment and subsequently retired or were dismissed from service. Many are still having difficulty looking for jobs, thus ending up without anything to supply their basic needs. Some are still recovering from the trauma they experienced during their tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Our Buena Park, California car donations program seeks to provide much-needed assistance to our retired troops. After shedding blood, sweat, and tears for us during their time in the battlefields in defense of our freedoms, our military men and women surely deserve all the help they could get.
When you donate a vehicle to Buena Park, California car donations, you will enable us to secure funds for our nonprofit organization partners that are directly providing assistance to our veterans. Your donation can help fund their programs such as vocational training, grief counseling, adapted housing, and other services that can help our veterans get back on their feet.
Buena Park, California: The âPlaza Buenaâ
Buena Park derives its name from the Spanish words âplaza buena,â which translate to âgood park.â Buena Park is situated 12 miles northwest of Santa Ana. The city is famous for its Knottâs Berry Farm, which was founded by Walter Knott and became one of Americaâs most revered and oldest amusement parks. Knottâs Berry Farm has achieved and set various technological milestones in the amusement business with its distinct and attractions
Buena Park is also known for its venerable parks and entertainment. The E-zone district is home to Ripleyâs Believe It or Not museum and Movieland Wax museum. As of 2016, there are around 83,156 people residing in Buena Park, California, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The city is also home to 3,021 veterans.
Types of Vehicles to Donate in Buena Park, California
Our Buena Park, California car donations program welcomes many types of vehicles for donations, including trucks, cars, motorcycles, vans, SUVs, jet skis, RVs, snowmobiles, trailers, and golf carts. We also accept non-commercial airplanes, fleet vehicles, and farm equipment.
There is no restriction on the number of vehicles you may donate. If you have vehicles that are not in good running condition or have not been running for many years now, you may still donate them.
Reasons for Buena Park, California Car Donations
Doing philanthropic works brings extreme happiness and fulfillment knowing that you have made a conscious effort to become part of a group that contributes to transforming the lives of our retired troops and their families. There are several other reasons that should convince you to join our Buena Park, California car donations program. If you donate a car, you will:
- Make an impact on the lives of our veterans
- Get maximum tax deduction
- Avoid wasting money on costly car repairs
- Stop paying for insurance and vehicle registration
- Get free towing
What Happens After Donating a Car?
When donating your vehicle, we will usually need the title of your car or truck. If you do not have the title, feel free to contact our knowledgeable title department at 877-594-5822.
After donating your vehicle to our Buena Park, California car donations program, you will receive a towing receipt from the towing company at the time of pick up. This will release you from all sorts of liability, like the payment of registration and insurance, and will allow you to take a tax deduction without additional paperwork.
We will then bring your vehicle to the auction block. Following the sale of your car, we will send you by mail your tax-deductible receipt for tax purposes. If your car or truck sells for $500 or less, you will be eligible to take a tax deduction of the carâs fair market value of up to $500 without the need for documentation. Â You can calculate the fair market value of your car by checking the prices online for vehicles of the same make, model, year and condition as your car. If your car or truck was sold beyond $500, you can claim that amount for your tax deduction.
Donate a Vehicle Today and Make a Difference
Many of our troops will soon be pulled out from their duties. The expected rise in the number of retired troops equates to having more people in the ranks of homeless and unemployed. Thus, we will need more support from car donors to be able to assist more of our unsung heroes.