Building Homes! Rebuilding Lives! Gasoline Prices A Problem?
Building Homes! Rebuilding Lives!
Gasoline Prices A Problem?
Are high gasoline prices causing you to stop driving some of those extra cars in the family? Some of those older cars can really consume that gasoline. Recently, I was talking to a young lady whose grandmother had given her and her husband an old car. The young lady said it got 12 miles to the gallon in town, and 14 miles per gallon on the highway. She also said they couldn't afford to drive it. Is that happening to you? If so, donate your car to build a home! Well, not exactly, but it will help! A Habitat home costs considerately more than a used car, but the sale of a used car can be of considerable help. Depending upon its value, it can provide enough funds to accomplish many things. It can buy nails, lumber, wallboard, shingles, siding, plumbing or electrical supplies and many other items.
And it's so easy to do! Simply call the Cars for Homes toll-free number 1-877-277-4244 or process your 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.
This nationwide program, Habitat for Humanity's Cars for Homes- takes donated cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, RV's and other vehicles and sells them through automobile auctions, recyclers or salvage yards to raise funds that help build simple, decent, affordable homes.
This program generates revenues for local Habitat affiliates by sending 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
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!
"Individuals or businesses can help provide affordable housing by donating their unwanted vehicles or boats to Cars for Homes," 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 great way to help families in our community to become more self-sufficient. 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.