Through Texas RV Donations and its other programs,Â Veteran Car DonationsÂ and other nonprofit organizations have been providing assistance to retired troops and have helped hundreds of them. These organizations have developed programs that cater to the needs of our veterans and their families.
Our retired troops continue to struggle even after their service to our country is over. Some of us may have thought that the retirement of our fighting men and women will give them a fresh start, ushering a new and better life. That did not happen to many of our veterans.
Many of our veterans continue to face mental health issues and physical disability as a result of the horrific situations they had been exposed to and the injuries they suffered during combat missions.
Veteran Car Donations, together with our military and veteranÂ non-profit organizationÂ partners in Texas, has embarked on a mission to provide long-term solutions to help veterans build themselves up. Texas RV donations is one of our programs to generate funding for our various projects all aimed at providing vital services for our needy veterans.
Veteransâ€™ Biggest Problems and How We Are Tackling Them
Here is a summary of theÂ serious problemsÂ confronting many of our retired troops today and how your contributions to Texas RV donations for veterans are helping us tackle them:
Problem: Thousands of veterans are jobless. From hundreds of veterans each year, only 41 percent of them have prepared for their post-service careers. That leaves 59 percent clueless on what to do after their service.
Action being taken: We are implementing an educational program and skills and job training for our undergraduate veterans. This will help them become more competitive when they apply for jobs.
Problems: Many of our troops suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health issues while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. The rate of PSTD among veterans is at an alarming 20 percent. Many of these PTSD sufferers do not know where to go for assistance. In the worst cases, some of those diagnosed with PTSD resorted to suicide.
Action being taken: We are providing active and retired troops and their families counseling programs to help them overcome these challenges.
Problem: The homelessness rates among veterans are shocking compared to the countryâ€™s general population. The estimated rate of homeless veterans is at 10 percent of the homeless people of the United States.
Action being taken: We are building mortgage-free specially adapted homes for severely injured post-9/11 troops.
Texas RV Donations Process
When you donate an RV to veterans, the process is quick and easy with Texas RV Donations. Check out these steps and get your vehicle towed for free!
Step 1:Â Fill out ourÂ online donation formÂ on our website. You can also call us at 877-4994-4662. Our helpful phone representatives will walk you through the donation process. They will ask for information such as your RVâ€™s make and model, your preferred date for pick-up, and your vehicleâ€™s location.
Step 2:Â Once we verify the information you provided, we will make arrangements with your local tow company to pick-up your RV. Within 24 to 48 hours, the tow company will contact you to provide you further information.
Step 3:Â On the pick-up date, the tow company will hand you a receipt to release you from all liabilities.
When you donate a camper to veterans, your RV will be taken to auction and the proceeds will fund Texas RV Donationsâ€™ programs. Once your car sells, we will send you a letter and the tax receipt to inform you of your vehicleâ€™s final selling price. You may use the receipt to claim your top tax deduction when filing your itemized personal income tax return.
Recreational Vehicles: Already Here in the 1800s
RVs, camper vans, motorhome, and trailer are close to the description of a vehicle equipped with living amenities. It all goes back to gypsies and caravans in the 1800s using their wagons for sleeping while moving from one place to another.
During the early 1900s, recreational vehicles were made available to the public. The first RVs have basic amenities such as bed and tables for sleeping and eating. Through the years, it became popular and upgraded with the equipped amenities.
Texas, The Lone Star State
Texas is known as the Lone Star State, the nickname refers to the status of Texas being an independent republic. The Lone Star State is the second largest state in the country measuring 268,581 square miles.
The state of Texas has a rich history. It started from the struggle for independence from Mexico to the economic stagnation after the Civil War.
The Texas Revolution began on Oct. Â 2, 1835, and lasted until April 21, 1836. This was a revolution from colonists from the country and the Tejanos to put up an armed resistance to the RepĂşblica Centralista de MĂ©xico.
Aside from the rich culture and veteran support, Texas also has a lot to offer to visitors. The Lone Star State is filled with historic sites such as Big Bend National Park, Padre Island, and Paulo Duro Canyon. The Texas Civil War Museum exhibits the artifacts that relate to the role of Texas in the history of American Civil War.
The State of Texas also supports veterans and honors their service through the years. Choose to help our struggling heroes when you donate a travel trailer to veterans today. Call 877-4994-4662 toÂ learn more.
There are approximately 1.4 million veterans currently living in Texas, according to the most recent information available. More than 460,000 of these served during the Vietnam War, with more than 377,000 serving during the First Gulf War and approximately 392,000 who served during the Second Gulf War. The majority of the stateâ€™s veterans are over the age of 55, and more than 29% are classified as disabled. Factor in the fact that 6.5% of the stateâ€™s veteran population live below the poverty line, and the need for services that benefit them becomes that much clearer. Weâ€™re proud to serve the entire state of Texas, including the cities of San Antonio and Austin.