If youâ€™re looking for a way to get rid of an unwanted car thatâ€™s taking up space in your garage, look no further than Veteran Car Donations. When you work with us, youâ€™ll not only be relieving yourself of a burden, youâ€™ll also be helping contribute to local charities that are aimed at helping veterans in Columbia, South Carolina.Â
Many veterans who come home after their service is completed experience significant difficulties getting back into civilian life. For example, they may have a difficult time finding their way back into the workforce so they can support themselves and their families. They may suffer from mental health issues or disabilities that impact their quality of life. Many even end up living on the street without a place of their own.Â
Questions and Answers About Our Vehicle Donation Program
Iâ€™m ready to donate my vehicle â€” how do I get started?
All you need to do to donate a car for charity is to give us a call at 877-594-5822 or fill out our simple and secure online vehicle donation form.Â
What happens to my vehicle after I donate it?
After we take possession of your car, truck, SUV or other vehicle, we take it to one of the many reputable auction houses we work with on a regular basis. There, it will be sold at auction to the highest bidder. Once it is sold, we will send you a letter notifying you of the sale price and letting you know how you may be eligible for a significant tax deduction.Â
What are the benefits of donating a vehicle?
When you donate a vehicle for veterans through us, you benefit from the smoothest and simplest process for getting rid of an unwanted car or truck. In addition, you may be able to claim a major deduction on your next tax return. Youâ€™ll also save money because you wonâ€™t need to continue paying for registration and insurance. We will tow your vehicle away free of charge, so thereâ€™s no need to worry about transporting it anywhere else.Â
On top of everything else, youâ€™ll also know that the proceeds from the sale of your vehicle will be used to support charities that benefit veterans in the area. These nonprofit organizations help veterans find work, obtain proper housing, connect with healthcare services and more.Â
What kinds of vehicles can I donate?
Veteran Car Donations accepts more than cars. We also accept trucks, SUVs, campers, RVs, trailers, motorcycles and many different types of watercraft as well. We also take riding lawnmowers, golf carts and farm equipment. If youâ€™re still not sure what you have is something we can sell at auction, get in touch with us at 877-594-5822.Â
How does the process of donating a vehicle through you work?
Making car donations for veterans through our program is easy and simple. All you need to do to get started is get in touch with us by phone or through our online donation form. Either way, just provide us with some details about yourself and your vehicle. Once we verify the information, weâ€™ll arrange for the towing company to pick up your car. We handle everything, from selling the vehicle at auction to providing you with all the paperwork you need.Â
Understanding the Need for Veteransâ€™ Services
The need for services that benefit veterans in Columbia is urgent. According to the most recently available information, there are more than 8,200 veterans living in the city. Of those, more than 2,500 served during the Second Gulf War, nearly 2,300 during the First Gulf War, and more than 2,200 during the Vietnam War. More than 3,400 veterans living in the city were over the age of 55 at last count, with more than 32% overall having some form of disability.Â
The area is served by Columbia VA Health Care System at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. This facility provides a wide range of primary care and specialty health services. These include mental health services, cardiology, oncology, physical rehabilitation and more.Â
The city played an important role in World War II, as the nearby Columbia Army Air Base was used for advanced combat training. It also served as a training base for Doolittleâ€™s Raiders in 1942 before their attack on Tokyo.Â
Donating your unwanted vehicle to Veteran Car Donations means youâ€™ll be making a difference in the lives of the men and women who have served in our nationâ€™s armed forces. If you want to learn more about how your donation can do some good or want to get the process started immediately, reach out and get in touch with us today. We accept vehicle donations all across South Carolina.