When you donate a boat to veterans, that single donation will open innumerable doors of opportunities for our former servicemen and women who are struggling to transition to civilian life here in Annapolis, Maryland. Owning a boat is awesome if you have lots of cash to burn for storage, maintenance, and repairs. When it starts to sputter as you accelerate or when your passengers feel the weird vibrations that worsen before the engine suddenly dies, then maybe youâ€™d be better off donating your boat than have it burn massive holes in your pockets.
When you decide to take part in our Annapolis, Maryland donations program, you not only relieve yourself of the burden of keeping a high-maintenance seasonal vehicle, you also help relieve thousands of veterans within your community of the burden of poverty. Out of the cityâ€™s total population of 38,394 as of 2010, based on theÂ United States Census BureauÂ report, 2,981 veterans call Annapolis, Maryland as theirÂ home. The question is, do they have safe and secure living quarters, decent jobs that could sustain their needs, and are they free from mental health problems as a result of their honorable service?
Common Issues That Veterans Face
After soldiers are discharged from active service overseas, the ideal scenario would be that theyÂ get back home to their familiesÂ and experience a seamless transition process as they reintegrate themselves into society. Unfortunately, tens of thousands ofÂ our veterans are homeless and jobless, struggling with substance abuse or with untreatedÂ mental health problemsÂ such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). There have been cases of veterans suffering from these conditions who committed suicide.
Services We Offer to Our Discharged Troops
By joining our Annapolis, Maryland boat donations program, you will be helpingÂ Veteran Car DonationsÂ raise funds for theÂ life-saving programs and servicesÂ that ourÂ registered 501(c)3 nonprofit partnersÂ maintain and facilitate for the benefit of our nationâ€™s heroes. With your help, the following services would be provided for them:
- Safe and permanent mortgage-free housing
- Free and accessible mental health treatment and grief counseling
- Educational scholarships for veteran-specific courses
- Job training and mentoring programs
- General transitioning assistance
- Orientation programs and information drives on veteran benefits
This cause is too great to be ignored. You can donate your boat today by calling 877-594-5822!
Your Donation Perks
You wonâ€™t regret donating to our program because you wonâ€™t be left out in the cold when it comes toÂ benefits. All parties involved (your charity of choice, the veterans in Annapolis and yourself) in a single donation transaction would benefit from it! Letâ€™s talk about the good stuff youâ€™d get:
- Eliminate the cost of boat ownership
We all know that if you let that unwanted old boat of yours float idly for the next few months in the marina, youâ€™d continuously spend money on insurance, dock rentals, maintenance, repairs, registration, titling, cleaning, and other extras such as recreational paraphernalia, safety equipment, and trailers.
- No need to go through the hassle of selling
Although the market for used boats is strong, if yours has gone through a lot of years of wear and tear, chances are, the offer that youâ€™ve been hoping to get would be almost impossible to come by. Weâ€™re sure that you already know that your boatâ€™s value depreciates by 20 percent after its first year. For every year thereafter, its value goes down by 5 to 10 percent yearly.
Even if your boat is relatively new and the chances of having it sold to a prospective buyer are much greater, youâ€™d still go through the painful process of selling. Youâ€™d spend a large amount of time, effort and money on activities that include posting ads, negotiating with interested buyers or dealing with a broker. The good news is, you can do away with all this if you take part in our Annapolis, Maryland boat donation program.
- Experience a stress-free donation process
Nothing could be more convenient than getting rid of a huge liability with just a mouse click or a phone call. You can finally say goodbye to a boat that you hardly even use.
- Get a substantial tax deduction
Although youâ€™d get to part ways with a boat that you treasured for a long time, you wonâ€™t be sorry for giving it away to charity because youâ€™d enjoy aÂ sizeable tax deductionÂ for it.
- Have your boat towed away for free!
Joining our donation program would entitle you to free pickup and towing services!
Types of Boats We Accept
- Cruise ships
- Drift boats
- Fishing boats
Itâ€™s Easy to Help Our Veterans!
Through Annapolis, Maryland donations, you can make a veteranâ€™s dream come true and you can say goodbye to your old clunker at the same time, by doing theseÂ three simple steps:
- Step 1: Tell us you want to donate!
To signify your intent to make a donation, you can fill out ourÂ online donation formÂ or call us at 877-594-5822 to give us your contact information and your carâ€™s basic details (year, make, model, current mileage, vehicle identification number (VIN), and general running condition.) Weâ€™d also need to know your preferred schedule and location for your boatâ€™s pickup.
- Step 2: Let us tow away your boat for FREE!
Once your ideal time, place and date for pickup are confirmed, our team will arrange for a professional towing company to haul your boat away ASAP and free of charge!
- Step 3: Receive your tax deduction receipt by mail.
Youâ€™ll use your tax-deductible receipt when you do your itemized deductions on your federal tax return.
Learn More About Annapolis
Marylandâ€™s capital city, Annapolis, sits on the Chesapeake Bay, 25 miles south of Baltimore and 30 miles east of Washington, D.C. Residents here enjoy access to all the best simple pleasures of life: sailing or cruising the Bay; shopping quaint boutiques or the regionâ€™s largest malls; biking and hiking miles of trails; and enjoying abundant historic landmarks. This lively, charming community is also home to the United States Naval Academy, St. Johnâ€™s College and The State House.
Make Miracles Happen!
Breathe life into our heroesâ€™ dying dreams through your Annapolis, Maryland donations. With your help, a veteran with PSTD would be pulled out from the streets and would be given free medical care and a roof over his head. Another former GI would have the opportunity to combat education deficit by enrolling in veteran-specific courses for free!