With over 20.4 million veterans all over the United States as of the latest official estimate, itâ€™s hard to find a place in the country where there are only a few of them. Even in small localities like here in Running Springs, Californiaâ€”a census-designated place (CDP) in San Bernardino County with a population of only 4,862 (as per 2010 census)â€”chances are youâ€™ll find former members of the U.S. armed forces.
There is a strong likelihood as well that the veterans here share the same problems as those of their fellow veterans in bigger cities â€“ lack of decent jobs, service-related physical injuries and mental disorders, and lack or insufficient government benefits.
There is no available data on the number of veterans living in Running Springs, CA, but the county where it is part ofâ€”San Bernardinoâ€”has a population of 96,196 veterans (as of 2016 census). California is known as the state with the biggest number of former U.S. servicemen and women at over 2 million.
For over 20 years now, we at Veteran Car Donations have been collaborating with the nationâ€™s most trusted military and veteran nonprofit organizations to deliver much-needed services to our underprivileged former military members all over the country, even those in small towns and localities like here in Running Springs.
We have set up our Running Springs, California car donations program to encourage the people of this locality and nearby places to join us in pursuing a truly worthy cause: to extend a helping hand to our needy veterans. They are truly our nationâ€™s heroesâ€”our former soldiers who sacrificed a lot, endured hardship, suffered injuries, and risked their lives to protect our freedoms and our nationâ€™s security so we could all live in peace in our country.
Donating a car is nothing compared to the selfless services our veterans have rendered to their nation. But even one car donation is enough to make a difference in their lives.
How We Serve Our Veterans
In our Running Springs, California car donations program, we use the proceeds from the sale of your car donations to sustain and strengthen the programs and activities of our nonprofit partners that are all geared towards promoting the welfare of our veterans. These programs provide the following services to our veterans:
- Mental and physical healthcare
- Transitioning assistance for newly discharged troops
- Basic needs assistance
- Mortgage-free, specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans
- Job training programs for veterans with no civilian job qualifications
- Grief counseling sessions to the spouses and families of those who were killed in action
- Educational scholarships
- Educating veterans on the benefits theyâ€™re eligible to get and how to get them
How to Donate Vehicles for Our Veterans
Our Running Springs, California car donations process is quick and easy so that our donors can save time and effort. It would take just a few minutes of your time for you to be able to reach out to our struggling veterans.
All that you have to do is visit our website and fill out our online vehicle donation form. You may also contact us at 877-594-5822. We will ask for your vehicleâ€™s information such as its make and model, your preferred time and date for pick-up, and your vehicleâ€™s pick-up location.
After verifying the information you provided, we will make arrangements with a professional tow company to pick up your car. We will pay the towing fee. The tow company will then pick up your vehicle on the date, time, and place you specified. You will receive a donation receipt that will release you from all liabilities from that point onward. You can now de-register your vehicle, dispose of your license plates properly, and cancel your insurance coverage.
Next, we sell your car at auction. Within 30 days after the sale of your car, we will mail you your 100 percent tax-deductible sales 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 for the next tax-filing season.
The Types of Vehicles We Accept for Donation
Veteran Car Donations accepts almost all types of vehicles for Running Springs, California car donations. On a case-to-case basis, we accept vehicles that are not running or have not been used for a long time. Whatâ€™s important is that all donated vehicles must come with titles or proof of ownership. Otherwise, we wonâ€™t be able to sell them at auction. In case you lost your title, donâ€™t worry, that should not stop you from donating that vehicle to us. Call us and we will help you get a replacement title.
Hereâ€™s a sample list of vehicles that we commonly accept from our donors:
Cars: sedans, vans, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles
Boats: sailboats, motorboats, fishing boats, yachts, pontoon boats, houseboats, personal watercraft (like jet skis)
RVs: recreational vehicles, motorhomes, campers, travel trailers, pop-up trailers, five-wheelers
Specialty vehicles: ATVs, snowmobiles, motorized wheelchairs, riding lawn mowers, tractors, farm equipment
Fleet vehicles: cars, passenger vans, cargo vans, SUVs, pickups, trucks, buses
Are you ready to donate a car for the benefit of our unsung heroes, our veterans? If so, then contact us at 877-594-5822 and join our Running Springs, California car donations program. Support the suffering veterans in California now!