If you think that our Pasadena, Texas car donations program can do more than what you could ever imagine for our ex-military servicemen and women, youâ€™re absolutely right.
Pasadena is a city in Texas that was named after Pasadena, California because of its similarities in lush vegetation and natural beauty. This explains why â€śPasadenaâ€ť was derived from a Chippewa Indian word meaning, â€śCrown of the Valley.â€ť Itâ€™s home to approximately 142,059 residents â€” 5,449 of which are military veterans. More than 42% of these veterans served in Vietnam, while 28.8% served in the Second Gulf War and 18.4% in the First Gulf War. Korea and World War II veterans make up the rest. The majority of the cityâ€™s veterans are between the ages of 65 to 74, making their needs more severe. Of the cityâ€™s veteran population, 6.3% live below the poverty line.Â
Among the major challenges that veterans across the United States face after theyâ€™ve been discharged from active military duty are unemployment, homelessness, poor mental health, physical injuries and lack of education. Itâ€™s about time that we do something to solve these problems.
What We Do to Help Our Veterans
We atÂ Veteran Car Donations, in partnership with several certifiedÂ 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, work tirelessly to give our nationâ€™s heroes and their families a deep sense of hope for their future, despite the odds.
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 nonprofits, to sustain and develop charity programs that address the needs of our nationâ€™s heroes.
When you donate a vehicle to charity through us, we make sure that the proceeds exclusively benefit the veterans in the Pasadena area. To give you a closer look at the services that will be delivered to them through your donation, check this out:
Job training and mentoring programs
Most of our veterans joined the armed forces right after they graduated from high school. They are often put at a hiring disadvantage because they donâ€™t have the same level of education that their contemporaries do. Our nonprofit partners provide opportunities for these veterans to learn and develop specialized technical skills that could help them land jobs outside the military.
Building mortgage free, specially-adapted housing for those who were severely injured in combat
Veterans are susceptible to homelessness more than civilians because of low socio-economic background, weak support systems, unemployment, mental health issues, severe physical injuries and substance abuse. Mortgage-free housing is obviously the way to go for them.
Those who have debilitating physical injuries will have the opportunity to live in a house thatâ€™s especially- adapted according to their needs. Houses with widened doorways, wheel-in showers, and roll-under counters are just what they need so that they can focus on their families and not worry about their mobility.
Mental health services for them and/or their families
The sad reality is that depression and suicide rates are high among veterans because of limited healthcare access, gun ownership, social isolation, and opioid addiction. Your donation would connect these troubled individuals to local facilities that would give them the accessible mental health services and resources that they desperately need.
Education scholarships and tutoring support
Since most veterans joined the armed forces right out of high school, college education wasnâ€™t something that they got to attain. Your donation will help turn this around. Veteran-specific scholarships will be made available to those whoâ€™d want to pursue higher education â€“ and this will be made possible when you donate your pre-loved vehicle to us.
Raising public awareness on the difficult issues that our returning troops and veterans face
We believe that the more the public knows about the plight that most veterans go through after being discharged with honor from active military duty, the more motivated they will be to do what they can to help.
Our Fast and Easy Donation Process
We at Veteran Car Donations want you to have the most pleasant giving experience. Thatâ€™s precisely the reason why our Pasadena, Texas car donations process is unbelievably easy. This has got to be the fastest way to save a life â€”and get rid of your old clunker!
Step 1. Fill out ourÂ online donation formÂ or call 877-594-5822.
Once you give us your donated vehicleâ€™s basic details (year, make, model, mileage, etc.) and your contact information, youâ€™re good to go.
Step 2. Have us pick your vehicle up FOR FREE!
Just tell us where and when youâ€™d want us to pick your car up and weâ€™ll do it â€“ free of charge!
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 aÂ 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.
More Good Stuff in Store for You!
When you donate a car for charity through us, you get a sure way to a win-win situation. On top of the tax rewards, free towing services, and super easy donation process, youâ€™d get to enjoy these perks as well:
- No need to go through the hassles of selling!
- No need to pay for your vehicleâ€™s repair and maintenance!
- Paperwork? We got this covered!
- Quit paying for insurance and registration
The Vehicles That We Accept
Thereâ€™s no limit to the number andÂ types of vehiclesÂ that youâ€™d wish to donate to our Pasadena, Texas car donations for veterans program. As long as they come with your proof of ownership, weâ€™d love to take them all! Remember, the more times you donate a vehicle to veterans, the more lives you transform!
Just to make sure that your vehicle could make the cut, hereâ€™s a good list of those that we commonly receive from donors:
- Cars:Â sedans, vans, SUVs, trucks, motorcycles
- Boats:Â sailboats, motorboats, fishing boats, yachts, pontoon boats, houseboats, personal watercraft (like jet skis)
- RVs:Â recreational vehicles, motorhomes, campers, travel trailers, pop-up trailers, 5-wheelers
- Specialty vehicles:Â ATVs, snowmobiles, motorized wheelchairs, riding lawn mowers, tractors, farm equipment
- Fleet vehicles:Â cars, passenger vans, cargo vans, SUVs, pickups, trucks, buses
Give Our Veterans a Deep Sense of Hope for the Future
Instead of keeping an unwanted vehicle on your property, why not donate it to Veteran Car Donations? Your donation will not only create new opportunities for our veterans as they transition into civilian life, it will also give them a reason to believe in the America that they thought was worth dying for.
Your vehicle donation has the power to give the veterans in your area, a deep sense of hope for the future.
Call usÂ at 877-594-5822 and get free towing services when you donate your vehicle to veterans! We serve the entire state of Texas, including nearby Houston as well as local communities like Altos de Monterrey, Bungalow Heaven, Janes Village, Garfield Heights, Daisy-Villa, Historic Highlands, and Chapman Woods.