The good news is that Americaâ€™s veteran homeless population has decreased by more than half since 2010 as a result of efforts taken by local and federal authorities to provide housing and support services to our former servicemen and women.
But the bad news is that the number of homeless veterans is still high: 39,471 on any given night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in an estimate made in 2016. HUD hastened to add that the count canâ€™t be considered â€śflawlessâ€ť because of the transient nature of homeless people.
The number mentioned could only be the tip of the iceberg, however. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, about 1.4 million veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.
Homelessness is just one of the many serious problems that plague a number of our veterans, but this particular problem appears to illustrate best the depth of despair that some of our former soldiers, our nationâ€™s heroes, have fallen into. The stark and obscene irony is plain to see: Our brave fellow Americans who risked their lives to protect our country and preserve our freedoms are now out there languishing on the streets and sidewalks of our cities, begging passersby for food, money, clothes, medicine, and shelter.
What Weâ€™re Doing to Help Our Veterans
Veteran Car Donations is one of the charitable organizations in the United States that are doing something to address the problems of our veteran population. We manage 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.
Here in Trenton, we have set up our Trenton, New Jersey car donations program to serve as a convenient platform for donors to extend assistance to the struggling veterans in their city.
We transfer the proceeds from the sale of car donations to our non-profit partners whose primary mission is to look after the welfare of our countryâ€™s heroes and their families as well. The funding enables them to sustain their programs that provide various services to our veterans, including:
- Permanent mortgage-free housing for those who are homeless
- Specially-adapted houses for those who have service-connected disabilities
- Mental and physical healthcare
- Transitioning assistance after their return home from overseas deployment
- Job training programs
- Grief counseling sessions to the spouses and families of those who perished in combat
- Educating veterans of the government benefits that theyâ€™re qualified to enjoy
About Trenton, New Jersey
Trenton is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Jersey and the county seat of Mercer County. It was briefly the capital of the United States.
As of 2016, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Trenton had a population of 84,056, including 2,742 veterans.
Our Simple and Hassle-Free Car Donation Process
We give importance to our vehicle donors as much as we do our veterans. We made sure that our Trenton, New Jersey car donations process is as hassle-free and as quick as possible because we understand how precious your time is. Check out the three simple steps:
Step 1: Fill out our online donation form or call 877-594-5822.
We would need just a few details like your contact information, your vehicleâ€™s make and model, mileage, and VIN.Â You can also make a short comment about the vehicle, stating its running condition.
Step 2: Allow us to pick up your vehicle at your convenience for free.
We will make an arrangement with a licensed towing company to pick up the vehicle youâ€™re donating at the date, time, and place most convenient to you. Take note that we, not you, would be the one to pay for the towing service. You donâ€™t even have to be there when they take your car away. The towing company will give you a tow receipt. 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.
Step 3. Receive your tax-deductible receipt in the mail. Because we work hand in hand with 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations, you would be qualified for a top tax deduction. After your car gets sold at auction, we will send you a tax-deductible receipt by mail within days. You can use this as you itemize your expenses on your federal tax return.
The Rewards Youâ€™ll Get as Our Donor
The struggling veterans in Trenton, New Jersey will definitely get some help out of your car donations. But whatâ€™s truly special about our Trenton, New Jersey car donations program is that youâ€™d also get some great perks for donating your old and unwanted vehicles.
Here are the rewards that youâ€™ll receive as our car donor:
- Get a maximized tax deduction
- Avoid the cost, hassles, and waste of time when you try to sell your unwanted vehicle
- Regain the entire space in your garage
- Save the money meant to pay for the cost of repairs and fees for your car registration and insurance
- No time-consuming paperwork — we will do this for you from title transfer completion to tax-deductible receipt issuance
The Types of Vehicles We Accept for Donation
We at Veterans Car Donations accept nearly all types of vehicles for donation in our Trenton, New Jersey car donations program. They include:
- Sedans, SUVs, vans, motorcycles
- Fleet cars, buses, trucks
- Boats, sailboats, motorboats, other watercraft including jet skis
- Special vehicles like snowmobiles, golf carts, riding lawn mowers and farm equipment
- ATVs, RVs, trailers, campers
- Non-commercial, airplanes
We also accept vehicles that are not in running condition on a case-by-case basis. If you have more questions regarding this or if you have problems with your vehicleâ€™s title, you may call us anytime at 877-594-5822 and our donation specialists will provide prompt assistance.
Ready to Donate a Car Now?
Are you ready to donate a car or whatever vehicle you have for the benefit of our heroes in your city? If so, then contact us at 877-594-5822 and start making your Trenton, New Jersey car donations. Support the struggling veterans in your city now!