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Building Homes! Rebuilding Lives! Do You Have A Dirigible To Give Away?-

Building Homes! Rebuilding Lives!
Do You Have A Dirigible To Give Away?

Well, maybe not a dirigible! But...Habitat For Humanity of Washington County is looking for donations of old cars! A recently launched nationwide program, Habitat for Humanity's Cars for Homes(tm) takes donated cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, RV's and other vehicles (isn't a dirigible a vehicle of sorts?) and sells them through automobile auctions, recyclers or salvage yards to raise funds that help build simple, decent, affordable homes.
If you bought a new car and held on to your old one, here's a chance to pass it on. Often that extra car in the family is not used enough to warrant the expense. So instead of buying tags and insurance for it, pass it on to a good cause.
Then there are car, truck and boat dealerships with items they want to move off their sales lots. Anyone with an unwanted or unneeded vehicle of any sort may wish to get a tax break by donating it to Habitat!
This new program generates revenues for local Habitat affiliates by sending 100% of the net proceeds, after expenses, to the local affiliates. When making this donation please specify it is for the Habitat for Humanity of Washington County.
Donors can call the Cars for Homes(tm) toll-free number 1-877-277-4244 or process their car donation online at www.carsforhomes.org. Donor contact, title and vehicle information is collected and, upon acceptance of the donation, arrangements are made for the vehicle, keys and title to be picked up for processing. The local Habitat affiliate receives the sales proceeds after the towing fees and other expenses are paid. Donors receive an acknowledgement letter for their car donation and can check with the Internal Revenue Service or their tax advisor for information on the tax deductibility of their donation.
"Individuals or businesses can help provide affordable housing by donating their unwanted vehicles or boats to Cars for Homes (tm)," said Sherry Brown Cooper, Executive Director for the local Habitat affiliate. "It is a hassle-free and easy way to give to Habitat. It is a way to help families in need of affordable housing. Your old car can help build a home."
Yes, it is a hassle-free and easy to help your local Habitat affiliate provide decent, affordable housing. These homes are sold to qualifying low-income families on a no-profit, no-interest mortgage. Qualifying families must put in 500-hours of "sweat equity" building on Habitat houses alongside the Habitat volunteers.
For more information to donate a vehicle call 1-877-277-4244 or go online to www.carsforhomes.org.

William L. Bulla is a freelance writer residing in Washington County.

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