Our veterans, over a million of them, are mired in poverty due to unemployment and they badly need your help. The United States government had been supporting veterans over the years, but the support is not enough and there are still more who need help.
Hundreds of thousands of our former troops are facing problems such as unemployment, mental illness, disability, substance abuse, and homelessness, and they remain unassisted.
By donating your old vehicle to our Arlington, Virginia car donations program, you can make a difference in their lives and help raise them from the sorry mess they have found themselves in after leaving or being discharged from the service.
Over 1.4 Million Impoverished Veterans, Tens of Thousands Homeless
More than 1.4 million of our veterans were found living below the poverty line and another 1.4 million were just above the line, according to a U.S. Senate report in November 2011.
Based from figures released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 39,471 veterans are homeless on any given night.
Our vets now number 20.4 million as of 2016, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. A large number of them reside here in Virginia, some here in Arlington. Their sheer number makes it very difficult for our government to attend to the needs of many of them.
Many of our troops who served in either Iraq or Afghanistan, about 20 percent of them, came home and were diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. An estimated 11 to 30 percent of our veterans have mental illnesses. The problem has become so unbearable to some that they have resorted to suicide.
In 2011, the unemployment rate of our veterans peaked at 12 percent compared to the highest record of unemployment of civilians which is at 9.4 percent. The veteransâ€™ unemployment rate has always been higher than the countryâ€™s civilian unemployment rate.
The homeless population of our veterans is also higher than countryâ€™s civilian homeless rate. The estimated rate of homeless veterans is at 10 percent of the homeless people of the United States.
We Generate Funds to Help Our Former Troops
Veteran Car Donations is a non-profit organization that generates funds for our non-profit partners that provide direct assistance to our struggling veterans. We do this through our various car donations programs, including our car donations program in the area. Our nonprofit partners provide help to those who are not receiving aid from the government, helping transform their lives.
Our military and veteran non-profit organizations have initiated programs that provide such services as:
- Counseling for veterans and their families
- Helping troops receive the full range benefits allotted for them
- Raising public awareness about our services for veterans and the struggles our troops face after retirement
- Job training programs for retired soldiers
- Constructing especially adapted and mortgage-free homes all over the country for severely injured post-9/11 veterans
- Providing support to veteransâ€™ spouses and families
Donorâ€™s Benefits from Arlington, Virginia Car Donations
We have made it easy and convenient for you to show that you care for our veterans, the heroes who sacrificed their lives and welfare to protect us and to uphold our freedoms through our Arlington, Virginia car donations program.
One of the benefits you will have when you donate your car is being eligible to a sizeable tax deduction right after your vehicle is towed. You stand to receive $500 or even more in tax deduction, depending on your vehicleâ€™s final selling price after we auction it.
If you have an old car sitting around uselessly and taking up your garage space, one of the best ways to dispose of it is by donating it to us through our Arlington, Virginia car donations program. Selling it might cost you more. To get your vehicle sold at a higher price, you might need to do repairs, and this will certainly be costly.
When you donate your vehicle to Veteran Car Donations, you do not need to have your car repaired because we will accept it even if itâ€™s not in running condition.
We also guarantee a quick and easy processing of your Arlington, Virginia car donations. That means that you do not have to worry about the paperwork. We process everything for you after we gather your vehicleâ€™s information. And, yes, when you donate your car, towing is for free!
Quick and Easy Car Donations Process
All you have to do is give us a call at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online vehicle donation form. When you call, just tell our donorsâ€™ reception officer:
- Your vehicleâ€™s make and model
- Your preferred time and date for pick up
- Your vehicleâ€™s location for pick-up and tow
Once we verified the information you provided, we will make arrangements for your free pick-up and tow. A local tow company will pick up your vehicle from your home at the agreed time and date. The company will hand over a receipt to release you from liability. You may use the receipt to file your top tax deduction.
Your vehicle will then be auctioned. After your vehicle is sold, we will send you your tax receipt, from which you would be able to know how much you can claim as your tax deduction based from your vehicleâ€™s final selling price.
Help us in transforming our heroesâ€™ lives today by donating your vehicle to Arlington, Virginia car donations. Call us now to donate at 877-594-5822.