Hereâ€™s How You Can Make a World of Difference in the Lives of Our Suffering Vets
As the home of fast-growing industries, Dublin, California has earned a reputation for being one of the â€śBest Places to Liveâ€ť in the U.S. Locals benefit from the strong economy with stable jobs, above-average income and a wealth of opportunities for education and career development.
Unfortunately, this could not be said for many of our countryâ€™s veterans. These are our former servicemen and servicewomen who are facing great difficulties in reintegrating themselves into civilian society. They are those who are suffering from unemployment, homelessness, and service-connected disabilities and mental health problems among others.
You can do your part in helping veterans grappling with these issues by simply donating your old and unwanted car to Veteran Car DonationsÂ through our Dublin, California car donations program.
Once you turn over your unwanted vehicle to us, weâ€™ll auction it off and use the proceeds to help fund our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizationsÂ are dedicated to providing their beneficiaries with life-transforming benefits.
Â Facts about Dublin, California
Dublin was named after a city in Ireland because of a large number of Irish folks who live in the area. Here are some other details that make this city stand out:
- In 2013, it was recognized as the second fastest-growing city in California.
- In 2017, it ranked No. 7 in Money Magazineâ€™s list of â€śThe Best Place to Live.â€ť
- It is the home of the headquarters of major companies like SAP SE, CallidusCloud, Patelco Credit Union, Ross Stores, Medley Health, Challenge Dairy, and Arlen Ness.
Veterans in Crisis
A recent study by the Pew Research CenterÂ indicated that 46 percent of veterans who served in combat found it hard to readjust to civilian life. About half of post-9/11 vets admitted to having difficulty in re-entry. Those who were exposed to traumatic or distressing experiences during their time in the service also expressed great difficulty in reintegrating into society.
The veteran respondents in the study also confided that while the military trained and prepared them for active duty, some 30 percent of them felt that they were not given enough preparation to transition back to civilian life.
Here are the major problems that confront many of our veterans upon their separation from the service:
- Mental health and suicide
Based on a report by the Department of Veteran Affairs, between the period of 2008 and 2017, 60,000 veterans died by suicide. Veterans who suffered from mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression were found to be the most likely to take their own lives after losing hope for finding support.
- Mismatched skills
During their time in service, our veterans were trained in various military skills. However, these are often mismatched with the needs of local civilian employers when they leave the military. Vets who have no experience with other professions other than what they did while working for the military find it difficult to secure jobs to support themselves.
Some veterans incurred permanent service-connected physical disabilities that make it difficult for them to qualify for jobs.
A large number of veterans are living in our streets because they do not have the money to rent, much less buy, decent homes. Most resort to begging on the streets just to survive.
The Programs We SupportÂ
If you pledge your support to our Dublin, California car donations drive, you can make a world of difference in the lives of veterans in your area. Youâ€™ll be supporting these key programs initiated by our charity partners.
- Treatment of veterans suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health challenges;
- Assistance to veterans confined in military hospitals;
- Programs to help veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment that suits their abilities;
- Financial and other forms of aid to poor, low-income, and homeless veterans;
- Therapeutic activities to help veterans rehabilitate and reintegrate themselves into society as well as relax and enjoy the company of their loved ones to strengthen family ties; and
- Sponsorship of events that encourage companies and organizations to give back to the veteran community.
Benefits of Donating
Our Dublin, California car donations program provides benefits not just to veterans and their families. As a donor, you also stand to benefit from your charitable contribution. Here are some of the perks that await you:
- Hassle-free donation
Our tried and tested donation process is quick and simple. Once you decide to donate, we take care of all the work.Â
- Free towing
The cost of hiring a professional towing company to remove your vehicle from your property is not cheap. With us, you donâ€™t have to worry about that. We will shoulder the cost of towing and youâ€™ll be rid of your unwanted auto absolutely for free.Â
- No more repairs and maintenance
One of the clinchers for deciding to donate your old and unwanted car is the headache-inducing cost for its maintenance and repairs. You can be free of that headache once you get rid of your old auto.
- Hefty tax deduction
Because we are in partnership with IRS-certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, you can claim a 100-percent tax deduction from the sale of your vehicle.Â
Â 3 Quick Steps to DonateÂ
It only takes three easy steps to support our Dublin, California car donations program.Â
- Make that call.
Call our toll-free hotline 877-594-5822 to provide details about your vehicle such as its model, mileage, and basic condition. You can also do this by filling out ourÂ online donation form.
- Schedule your vehicleâ€™s pick-up.
Wait for our staff to give you a call, so you can set a time, date, and place of your convenience for your vehicleâ€™s pick-up. Weâ€™ll assign a licensed towing firm to collect your donation on the agreed-upon date. Weâ€™ll issue you a towing receipt, which you can use to free yourself from any legal obligation to your auto donation from that point onward. With this receipt, you can now cancel your vehicleâ€™s DMV registration and insurance coverage.
- Wait for your tax-deductible receipt in the mail.Â
Within 30 days following the sale of your vehicle, weâ€™ll send you by mail your vehicleâ€™s tax-deductible sales receipt.
The Types of Vehicles We Accept
We are open to all sorts of vehicles for donation. Whether the vehicle youâ€™re offering to donate is in running condition or not, weâ€™ll take it.Â
Hereâ€™s a list of the various types of vehicles that are most welcome in our Dublin, California car donations drive:
- Cars:Â sedans, luxury cars, coupes, convertibles, hybrids, sports cars, wagons, hatchbacks
- Vans:Â family minivans, camper vans, cargo vans, passenger vans
- SUVs:Â compact, midsize, full-size or crossover versions
- Motorcycles:Â touring bikes, cruisers, scooters, off-road bikes, mopeds, sports bikes, choppers
- Trucks:Â box trucks, pickup trucks extended cab pickup, panel trucks, refrigerator trucks, tank trucks
- Boats:Â fishing boats, sailboats, tugboats, speedboats, houseboats, cruise ships, catamarans, pontoon boats, yachts
- Specialized vehicles:Â riding lawnmowers, motorized wheelchairs
- Fleet vehicles:SUVs, pickups, trucks, buses, cars, passenger vans, cargo vans, limousines, ambulances, taxicabs
- Recreational vehicles:Â noncommercial planes; campers, travel trailers, snowmobiles, Jet Skis, RVs, motorhomes, pop-up trailers, ATVs
- Work-related vehicles:Â construction vehicles, tractors and farm equipment, buses, large trucks, landscaping vehicles
Our Veterans Need You!
With the alarming suicide, homelessness, and unemployment rates among veterans, we should all do our part to turn the tables and help them overcome their ordeal.Â Call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out ourÂ online donation formÂ to help our struggling heroes with your car donation now!