If you want to get rid of an old car thatâ€™s just clogging your garage and at the same time reach out to the struggling veterans in your community, the best thing you can do is to donate that car to our Santa Ana, California car donations program.
We at Veteran Car Donations will use your car donations to provide various services to these veterans, enabling them to get back on their feet and live decent, productive lives.
Right now, these former soldiers are having difficulty transitioning to civilian life after their return from overseas deployment and subsequent discharge from the service. These were the soldiers who fought for us to defend our freedom and protect our nationâ€™s security. They are now being hailed as our nationâ€™s heroes.
Our Heroes Turned Beggars
Sadly, however, many of them are being treated very much unlike the one we expect heroes ought to be treated. They are now languishing in poverty, unable to receive government benefits due them for one reason or another. With their lack of educational attainment and civilian work experience, they canâ€™t find decent jobs that will enable them to feed themselves and their families. Worst, they suffer from service-related physical disabilities and mental problems like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and depression.
Some have sunken so deep into poverty that they have become homeless beggars, out there on the sidewalks, begging passersby for food and money. Some have taken to alcohol and substance abuse. Some have fallen afoul of the law and engaged in petty crimes just to have something to eat.
To be sure, the government is trying its best to provide assistance to our veterans. But they are simply too many â€“ 19.5 million as of the 2016 U.S. Bureau of Census’ American Community Survey â€“ and the government resources are simply not enough.
Thatâ€™s the reason why we have set up our Santa Ana, California car donations program. With your help, with your car donations, we can extend assistance to these impoverished veterans enough for them to regain their dignity, find jobs, and become productive members of the community.
How Your Car Donations Will Benefit Our Veterans
Veteran Car Donations manages car donation programs on behalf of non-profit organizations that we have partnered with. They are Homes for Our Troops, Soldiersâ€™ Angels, Serving Veterans, Inc., and Heroes on the Water. We transfer the proceeds from the sale of Santa Ana, California car donations to these non-profits whose primary mission is to look after the welfare of our countryâ€™s heroes. The funding enables them to sustain their programs that provide the following services to our veterans:
- Mental and physical healthcare
- Transitioning assistance after their return home from overseas deployment
- Building mortgage-free, specially adapted homes for those who suffered severe service-related injuries and are now handicapped
- Job training programs to increase their chances of getting a job
- Grief counseling sessions to the spouses and families of those who have fallen in combat
- Educating every veteran of the government benefits that heâ€™s qualified to enjoy
About Santa Ana, California
Santa Ana, the Spanish name for “Saint Anne,” is the county seat and second most populous city in Orange County, California. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its 2016 population at 334,217. It has 4,990 veterans based on the same estimates.
Located in Southern California, Santa Ana is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area, the second largest metropolitan area in the United States. In 2011 Forbes ranked Santa Ana the fourth-safest city of over 250,000 residents in the U.S.
How to Make Your Santa Ana, California Car Donations
Donating a car to our Santa Ana, California car donations program is easy. We can assure you that you will not encounter any problems while donating. Here are the steps in our donation process:
Contact us by filling out our online donation form. You can also give us a call at 877-594-5822. One of our donation specialists will guide you through the process. We will ask you about your contact details (name, address, email and phone number) and the details about the car youâ€™re donating (year, make, model, mileage, and VIN), title availability, and condition of the vehicle. Donâ€™t worry, your information is safe with us.
We will confirm the details you gave us. After that, we will ask for your preferred time, date, and place for your carâ€™s pickup. We will make an arrangement with a licensed towing company in your area to pick up and tow your car. We will give you a donation 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 car to an auction house. We will do our best to have your car sold at its highest possible price. We will then send the proceeds from the sale of your car to our trusted non-profit partners. Within 30 days after the sale of your car, we will send you 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 for the next tax-filing season.
The Types of Vehicles You Can Donate
The more vehicles we accept for donation, the more benefits our veterans will receive! Thatâ€™s why we at Veteran Car Donations welcome nearly all types of vehicles. On a case-by-case basis, we take in even non-running vehicles. Here are the common vehicle types that qualify for Santa Ana, California car donations:
- Motorized wheelchairs
- Riding lawnmowers
- Golf carts
- All kinds of boats
- Jet skis
- Non-commercial airplanes
Show Your Compassion Now!
Are you ready to donate your car to help the destitute veterans in your city? Call us now at 877-594-5822 and letâ€™s get started with your Santa Ana, California car donations. Show your compassion to our veterans now!