Habitat’s Cars for Homes

In recognition of Earth Day, Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity invites its supporters to recycle their used cars and vehicles to help build hope and homes in partnership with low-income families in Wareham, Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester, Acushnet, Fairhaven, New Bedford and Dartmouth.
Throughout the month of April, Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program will celebrate its “Every Day is Earth Day” initiative, encouraging people to donate their used cars, trucks, RVs, boats and other vehicles to help raise funds for Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity and other Habitat affiliates throughout the country.  In Massachusetts, that donation number is 1,751 and raised $812,523.87.  These funds have helped the Massachusetts Affiliates build 746 safe, decent affordable homes” said Christine Lacourse, Executive Director for Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity.
Donating a good used car can provide needed transportation for a new owner.  Donating a gas-guzzling heap saves energy, prevents air pollution, and keeps valuable resources from rusting away in a field or on a city street.  Steel scrap is an essential material in making new steel.  More steel is recycled annually than paper, plastic, aluminum, glass and copper combined.
Every day, Habitat’s Cars for Homes generates funding from the sale of used cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Those funds are distributed to local Habitat for Humanity organizations in theU.S. to help build affordable homes in partnership with low-income families. To date, more than 40,000 vehicles have been donated to the program.
“On average, about 25 percent of the vehicles we receive each year are recycled, so donating idle cars not only helps Habitat build homes but also gets gas guzzlers off  the road, ” said Marcia Rundle, director of Habitat’s Cars for Homes program. “Donating a vehicle is a hassle-free way for anyone to support their local Habitat affiliate while being good stewards of the environment.”
Right now, both good used cars and end-of-life vehicles are in demand and generating record revenues.  With your help, we can capitalize on this opportunity for additional revenues!
Interested donors can call 1-877-277-HFHI (4344) or donate a car or other vehicle online at www.CarsforHomes.com. Donor contact, title and vehicle information is collected, and upon acceptance of the donation, Cars for Homes will tow the vehicle away, free of charge. Donors receive an acknowledgement letter for their car donation and should check with the Internal Revenue Service or their tax advisor for information about the tax deductibility of their donation.

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