The good news coming out of Colorado is that the number of homeless veterans in the state has dropped by 27 percent â€” from 2,074 in 2011 to 1,512 in 2012, according to a report citing the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as source. The drop was noted even though the number of homeless people in the state reportedly increased by nearly 11 percent in the same two-year time period.
The bad news, however, is that 1,512 homeless veterans are still too shockingly many. Actually, even one homeless veteran is unconscionable. Our veterans deserve a much better life than the one theyâ€™re in right now. Living on the streets and sidewalks because of extreme poverty and lack of support, braving the elements, and relying on the alms of passersby is certainly not the way heroes ought to be treated. Our veterans, our former warriors, are justifiably considered heroes for selflessly risking their lives and enduring great hardship in fulfilling their mission to defend our freedoms and protect our nationâ€™s security.
And now look what has befallen many of them. Many of them remain jobless after getting discharged from the service following the completion of their tour of duty overseas and their subsequent return to their homeland. Some have missing limbs and other physical disabilities as a result of the wounds and injuries they suffered during their time on the battlefield. Others are still reeling from mental issues such Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, and depression.
Here in Westminster, Colorado, there were 6,952 veterans from among the cityâ€™s total population of 113,875, based on the 2016 community survey of the U.S. Census Bureau. Westminster is a northwest suburb of Denver and a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Jefferson counties in Colorado.
Now is the best time to give back to our retired troops. We at Veteran Car Donationshave set up our Westminster, Colorado car donations program to make it easier for the residents of the city to give back to the veterans who gave parts of their lives so that you can enjoy life in peace and freedom. Let our veterans know that youâ€™re thankful for the unselfish services they rendered to our nation. You can do this by donating your old unwanted cars and other vehicles to us.
How Your Donations Will Help Our Veterans
We at Veteran Car Donations work in partnership with several certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations such as Homes For Our Troops, Soldiersâ€™ Angels, Serving Veterans, Inc., and Heroes on the Water. We all work unceasingly to improve the living conditions of our veterans and their families.
Seeking to bridge the gap of service that the U.S. government alone couldnâ€™t provide, we raise funds through vehicle donations on behalf of our partner non-profits to sustain and develop their charity programs that provide various services to our nationâ€™s heroes.
We make sure that the proceeds of every donation exclusively benefit the veterans in Westminster, Colorado.
Here are some of the services that our non-profit partners will deliver to needy veterans, thanks to your Westminster, Colorado car donations:
- Job training and mentoring programs
- Building mortgage free, specially-adapted housing for those who were severely injured in combat
- Mental health services for them and/or their families
- Education scholarships and tutoring support
- Raising public awareness on the difficult issues that our returning troops and veterans face
Your Donations Entitle You to These Rewards
Once you decide to donate an old car or truck to our Westminster, Colorado car donations program, you will receive the following benefits:
- A hassle-free donation process.
We handle the entire donation process for you from start to finish. There is no need to haggle, promote, or deal with interested buyers. All you need to do is to initiate the donation process by giving us a call at 877-594-5822 or completing our online donation form. Be sure to provide us with information about yourself and the car you wish to donate.
- Free pickup of the vehicle.
After you have completed the initial process, we will contact you to set up the time and date for pickup. Tell us the most convenient time and date for you to have your donated vehicle picked up. Take note that the towing service is absolutely free since the towing fee is on us! The towing company that will pick up your vehicle will give you a tow receipt that releases you from all liability on the vehicle you just donated. 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.
- Obtain a handsome tax deduction.
After selling your donated car, we will mail you your 100-percent tax-deductible receipt. You can use this receipt to claim your tax deduction when you file your itemized federal income tax.
- Increase savings opportunities.
Donating an old car that is only giving you trouble is more practical than keeping it in your garage. By donating it, you free yourself from the heavy costs of its repairs, maintenance, insurance coverage, storage, and registration.
The Types of Vehicles Eligible for Donation
If you are wondering what types of vehicles are eligible for donation to our Westminster, Colorado car donations program, we have good news for you: We at Veteran Car Donations accept almost all types of vehicles. You should not also worry if the vehicle youâ€™re donating is not in running condition. We accept vehicles in such condition on a case-by-case basis.
Here are some examples of vehicle types that we gladly accept:
- Aircraft (non-commercial)
- Farm equipment
- Golf carts
- Jet Skis
- Riding lawnmowers
A Rewarding Giving Experience Awaits You
Donating a car is a powerful way to uplift the living conditions of our veterans and their dependents. Call us at 877-594-5822 and enjoy a pleasant and rewarding giving experience from start to finish. Get started with your Westminster, Colorado car donations!