Less than 50 percent of the country’s 21.2 million veterans had a job in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics based on a report published in 2015. Â Of that number, only 573,000 were seeking employment while 10.5 million were neither seeking employment nor employed.
Veterans are twice as likely as the average American to be homeless. As a matter of fact, more than 30 percent of the homeless people in the United States are veterans. At the moment, the number of homeless veterans is greater than the number of soldiers who perished in combat.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, roughly 70 percent of all homeless veterans have substance abuse problems, while some 45 percent have mental illnesses, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
All these numbers indicate the depth of problems faced by our veterans, our nationâ€™s heroes who fought for us to protect our freedoms and our nationâ€™s security. They certainly do not deserve to live a life of misery after the end of their military career. Itâ€™s such a shame that little effort is being done to redress the grievances of our heroes who continue to wallow in poverty.
We at Veteran Car Donations, together with our affiliate nonprofit organizations, are exerting our utmost efforts in trying to alleviate the condition of our suffering veterans. With our car donations program all over the country, we generate funds that we use to provide services to our veterans and their families.
Here in this city, we have set up our Fontana, California car donations program to serve as a convenient platform for residents to join us in our effort to improve the living condition of our veterans. By donating your old cars, you will be helping transform the lives of our heroes. At the same time, while doing a most worthy charitable act, you also obtain for yourself substantial rewards, including a handsome tax deduction.
About Fontana, California
Fontana, California was founded in 1913. However, the city started to develop only after World War II. The town attained progress following the construction of a steel mill by Henry Kaiser, one of its founders. From then on, Fontana grew into the regional center that it is today.
If you visit Fontana, you will discover a lot of historical buildings. The city also takes pride in its impressive scenery. You will find yourself immersed in the shadow of the Jurupa Mountains. Some people call Fontana â€śFontucky,â€ť a nickname coined because of the presence of poor white people and rednecks living there who resemble those who live in the backwoods of Kentucky.
In a data reported by the United States Census Bureau, as of 2016, there were a total of 209,665 people living in Fontana, California. As of 2015, there were 5,400 veterans living in the city.
How to Donate a Vehicle in Fontana
If youâ€™ve decided to join our Fontana, California car donations program, you can start the fast and simple process by either filling out our online donation form or calling us at 877-594-5822. Tell us your personal contact details and your vehicleâ€™s year, make, and model. Tell us also your preferred time, date, and location for your vehicle pickup.
Weâ€™ll arrange for a licensed towing company in your area to haul your car away for free. During the pick-up, you will be given a towing receipt that will release you from all liabilities on the car youâ€™re donating from that point onward. This will allow you to de-register your vehicle, dispose of your license plates properly, and cancel your insurance coverage.
We will send your donated car to an auction house. Within 30 days after the sale of your vehicle, we will send you by mail your 100 percent tax-deductible sale receipt, indicating your donated vehicleâ€™s final selling price. This will serve as the basis of your tax deduction claim when you file your itemized federal tax return. If your vehicle sells for less than $500, you are eligible to take a deduction of the fair market value of the vehicle up to $500 without further documentation. If your vehicle sells for more than $500, the exact amount of the receipt will be your tax deduction claim.
All proceeds will be given to trusted charities to help out our veterans and their families.
We accept not just cars for Fontana, California car donations. We also welcome other types of vehicles such as SUVs, trucks, jet skis, motorcycles, boats, RVs, vans, golf carts, riding lawn mowers, all kinds of boats, and even non-commercial airplanes.
What Our Veterans Will Receive Out of Your Donations
All proceeds from the sale of donated vehicles to our Fontana, California car donations will be given to our trusted charities engaged in delivering to our veterans the following forms of assistance:
- Educational scholarships
- Job training
- Mortgage-free housing
- Grief counseling
- Highly accessible mental health services
- Health check-ups
- Basic needs assistance
Are you ready to join our Fontana, California car donations program? Contact us at 877-594-5822 and help transform the lives of our struggling heroes.