You may not know this, but North Carolina boat donations could save veterans and their families in the Old North State from a life of misery. That old boat that youâ€™ve been itching to get rid of could breathe new life into the forgotten dreams of our nationâ€™s heroes if you donate it to Veteran Car Donations. Whatâ€™s even better, your donation can prove to be beneficial to you as well.
The People Who Stood Their Ground
Ever wondered why North Carolina is called the â€śTar Heels Stateâ€ť? History tells us that during the American Civil War in 1861 to 1865, the troops from North Carolina stood their ground and defeated the enemy without help from other states. As if their heels were tarred to the land they fought for, the troops from theÂ stateÂ didnâ€™t falter even after regiments from other states fell back and left.
This account further confirms how fitting the stateâ€™s motto is concerning the people who live in it:Â Esse quam videriÂ meaning, â€śTo be, rather than to seem.â€ť North Carolinians donâ€™t â€śseemâ€ť to hold their ground when life hits the hardest â€“ they hold it with everything theyâ€™ve got.
The Modern-Day Tar Heeled Veterans
Data from theÂ Carolina Population CenterÂ shows that as of 2013, there were approximately 21.5 million former military service members across the United States, with over 736,000 of them residing in North Carolina. Furthermore, 475,000 of these veterans living in the Tar Heels State served in one war, while 70,000 and 2,600 served in two wars and three, respectively. All of these heroes fought to maintain the peace and freedom that we enjoy in our daily lives.
The question is, how have their lives been since they were discharged from active military service? We can only hope that all of them are relishing the fruits of their sacrifice in the country they served. Unfortunately, according to theÂ National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 1.4 million of these former GIs are at risk of homelessness because of the lack of support networks, and poor living conditions.
Those who came back home with untreated Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, depression and severe service-connected disabilities are less likely to find stable jobs that could sustain their needs. If left unaddressed, these veterans would eventually fall under the poverty line which would lead to more problems.
Rescuing Those Who Rescued Us
The certified 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that Veteran Car Donations has partnered with are focused on providing veteran-specific services that the government alone couldnâ€™t provide. Together, we seek to address our heroesâ€™ needs by raising funds through vehicle donations from generous donors such as yourself. Proceeds generated from the sale of all donated vehicles will be used to provide:
- Mortgage-free and specially adapted homes for the homeless and the severely injured;
- Free physical and mental health care;
- Grief counseling and general psychosocial support for the grieving families of fallen veterans;
- Scholarship and tutoring programs for those who lack education;
- Career workshops and job training and mentoring programs to boost employment potential;
- Transitioning assistance for the recently discharged vets;
- Public awareness programs on our veteransâ€™ needs;
- Orientation programs for the veterans and their families on the range of benefits that they are qualified to avail themselves of.
If you think the welfare of those who sacrificed everything they had for our country matters, call us at 877-594-5822 and participate in our North Carolina boat donations today!
How to Take Part in North Carolina Boat Donations
The process of making positive changes in a veteranâ€™s life isnâ€™t difficult at all because weâ€™ve purposely made it quick and painless for you! With our quick and painless North Carolina boat donations process, you could get your hands off your unwanted boat and contribute to the veteran community in North Carolina! Hereâ€™s how you could do it:
- Let us know that you want to donate your boat.
To jump-start the donation process, you can choose to fill out our online donation form, or you could simply call us and talk to one of our donation specialists. Weâ€™ll ask for your contact information and a few basic details about your boat (year, make, model, location, etc.)
- Schedule your FREE pickup.
After we verify the information you gave us, weâ€™ll arrange with a licensed towing company in your area to pick up your boat at your preferred date, time, and place. Your boat can be hauled away in as fast as one or two business days after you make the call. On the day of pickup, weâ€™ll give you your tow receipt, a document that releases you from all liability on the boat youâ€™re donating. Before we forget, please be reminded that youâ€™re not obliged to pay for anything because Veteran Car Donations will shoulder all towing expenses!
- Receive your 100-percent tax-deductible receipt
You can claim your tax deductions after you itemize your expenses on your federal income tax return. To make the claim, youâ€™ll need the receipt that weâ€™ll send you by mail that bears the actual sales price of your vessel. Expect to receive it within days after we sell your boat at auction.
Choose to Help Our Veterans Today!
With your boat donation, you can help an impoverished veteran get a second chance at life. Plus, youâ€™ll get a healthy tax write-off, speedy towing service thatâ€™s free of charge, and a huge burden of a boat off your shoulders. Make your North Carolina boat donations by calling us at 877-594-5822 and say goodbye to paying for your unwanted vesselâ€™s maintenance and repair costs today!