We at Veteran Car Donations are focused on generating funds to support our underprivileged retired troops during and after their transition back to civilian life. Our Athens, Georgia car donations program is just one of the many programs we have nationwide, which all seek to generate funds to support our struggling veterans.
Many of our newly retired soldiers returned home with a mental health condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which was caused by the terrifying events they experienced during their deployment. Symptoms of this include flashbacks, nightmares, and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about those events.
The estimated rate of PTSD among veterans differs per era, but the rate has never been lower than 10 percent. During Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan 2001 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq 2011, 11 to 20 percent of the troops deployed there experienced PTSD. In the 1990 Gulf War or Operation Desert Shield, Saudi Arabia, 12 percent of deployed troops showed signs of trauma. During the Vietnam War from 1955 to 1975, as many as 30 percent of our troops deployed in South Vietnam were traumatized.
Other Problems Our Veterans Face: Sexual Trauma, Substance Abuse
Roughly 20 percent of female veterans report military sexual trauma after their service. This factor affects them in a way that they become suddenly emotional and tend to be irritable most of the time. They often find it hard to sleep and cause them to resort to substance abuse.
Among the substances abused by some of our troubled veterans were alcohol (65.4 percent), heroin (10.7 percent), and cocaine (6.2 percent).
Your Athens, Georgia car donations will enable these veterans to receive medical helpto get rid of their mental health issues. Our charity partners also have grief counseling programs for active and retired military troops and their families to relieve them of the trauma they experienced during combat missions.
More Problems: Homelessness, Lack of Jobs, Disability
An estimated 19 percent of the countryâ€™s homeless people are said to comprise of veterans. Some 1.4 million are considered at risk of being homeless due to poverty, lack of jobs, and lack of assistance. Roughly 51 percent of severely injured troops are homeless.
With your Athens, Georgia car donations and the help of our partners, we can build more mortgage-free specially adapted homes for our severely injured and disabled post-9/11 veterans We can also sponsor more job and skills training programs and scholarships as well for our retired troops so they can eventually find good jobs that will sustain them and their families.
Athens, Georgia Car Donations: Donorsâ€™ Benefits
Your Athens, Georgia car donations will not only help in our mission of transforming the lives of our veterans but also give a number of benefits to you, our donors.
One of the benefits when donating to our Athens, Georgia car donations program is the tax deduction of more or less $500 that you will get. The actual tax-deductible amount depends on your vehicleâ€™s final selling price during the auction and also its fair market value.
If you have an old car, there is no need to take it for repair because we at Veteran Car Donations will accept vehicles even if theyâ€™re in non-running condition. We accept almost all types of vehicles. Here are some of them:
- Recreational vehicle
- Riding lawn mowers
- Farm equipment
- Golf carts
- Fleet vehicles
- Camper vans
If you have other types of vehicles that are not on this list and you want to donate them, please feel free to call us at 877-594-5822. Our donor specialists will be glad to answer all your questions.
Fast and Easy Athens, Georgia Car Donations Process
Our Athens, Georgia car donations process is guaranteed to be fast and easy. There are only three steps in the process, and it starts when you call us at 877-594-5822 or when you fill out the online vehicle donation form.
Our friendly donor specialists will ask for your vehicleâ€™s information such as:
- Your carâ€™s make and model
- Your preferred time and date for pickup
- Your vehicleâ€™s location for pick-up and tow
After verifying the information you provided, we will make arrangements with a professional tow company in your area 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, or within 24 to 48 hours after your call telling us about your willingness to donate your car. We will hand you a donation receipt that will release you from all liability. You can now de-register your vehicle, dispose of your license plates properly, and cancel your insurance coverage, thus saving you money.
Later, after we sold your vehicle, we will send you by mail your 100 percent tax-deductible sales receipt, indicating your donated vehicleâ€™s sale price. This will serve as the basis of your tax deduction claim when you file your itemized income tax return.
Help us in our mission to save and transform the lives of our countryâ€™s struggling living heroes, our heroic veterans. Donate your vehicle to our Athens, Georgia car donations program today. Contact us at 877-594-5822 now.