Although the veteran homeless population has actually decreased by more than half since 2010 due to increased local and federal efforts to provide housing and support services, the most recent number cited is still shocking: nearly 40,000 homeless veterans as of January 2016, based from an official estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Moreover, about 1.4 million other veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.Â Other factors that contribute to veteran homelessness include an extreme shortage of affordable housing, livable income and access to health care.
A large number of homeless veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless have been found to be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse. Their condition is made worse by their lack of family and social support networks.
These are the veterans that we at Veteran Car Donations are trying to help with your support. Donating a car to our Thornton, Colorado car donations program would be an excellent way to give back to our former military servicemen and women. Your donations would go a long way in improving the living conditions of our veterans.
Let us not forget that these brave fellow Americans risked their lives, made enormous sacrifices, and fought hard to protect our nation and secure our freedom. Whatever assistance we give them is nothing compared to what they have done to us and our nation. However, your car donations would send them the message that we have not forgotten them, giving them the push to rise from the depth of poverty andÂ despair.
About Thornton, Colorado
Thornton is a city situated in the eastern part of north Denver. It is the closest city to Denver International Airport.
According to the United States Census Bureau, there were 136,703 people living in Thornton as of 2016. Of this number, 6,911 were veterans.
How to Donate a Car in Thornton, Colorado
We at Veteran Car Donations have established a fast and easy process for donating vehicles to our Thornton, Colorado car donations program for the benefit of the struggling veterans in the city.
There are just three steps in the process, and it starts when you call us at 877-594-5822 or when you fill out our online donation form. One of our friendly donations specialists will ask you about your carâ€™s make and model, your preferred time and date for pickup, and your vehicleâ€™s location.
The second step in the process is the towing of your vehicle. The towing company affiliated with us will give you a tow receipt showing that your vehicle was picked up. This releases you from all liability on the car you just donated from that point onward. You can now de-register your vehicle, dispose of your license plates properly, and cancel your insurance coverage. That receipt also allows you to take the minimum tax deduction without further paperwork.
The third step is the sale of your car through auction. Within 30 days after your car is sold, we will send you by mail 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.
How Your Car Donations Will Help Our Veterans
We at Veteran Car Donations auction off the vehicles donated to our Thornton, Colorado car donations program. We then turn over the proceeds to our trusted non-profit organization partners. These are Homes For Our Troops, Soldiersâ€™ Angels, Serving Veterans, Inc., and Heroes on the Water. These non-profits use the funding to provide various services to our veterans, including:
- Mental and physical healthcare
- Transitioning assistance for newly discharged troops
- Building 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
- Educating veterans on the benefits theyâ€™re eligible to get from the government and how to get them
The Perks You Get for Your Car Donations
Aside from bringing out the best in you for helping our nationâ€™s heroes through your Thornton, Colorado car donations, you also stand to receive other perks such as:
- Maximized tax deductions
- No more expenses for car repairs and insurance payment
- Our quick and easy donation process
- Free pickup and towing services
- No paperwork to do in disposing of an unwanted vehicle
- No need to suffer the many hassles in car selling
- Extra space in your garage
The Vehicles You Can Donate
From cars to trucks to special vehicles like RV, snowmobiles and farm equipment, weâ€™d gladly accept all of them in our Thornton, Colorado car donations program. We also accept boats, golf carts, jet skis, ATVs and non-commercial airplanes. We also welcome multiple donations.
It doesnâ€™t matter if your car is in running condition or not, or if it has missing and non-functional parts. On a case-by-case basis, we can accept those vehicles. The only vehicles we cannot accept are those that have been abandoned or stolen. However, if you have misplaced or lost your vehicle title, you can always talk to us.
Help Empower Our Vets!
You can help empower our former servicemen and servicewomen and give them a good chance of rising from their deplorable situation. Call us at 877-594-5822 and make your Thornton, Colorado car donations!