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Red Cross Launches Vehicle Donation Program in NM

Red Cross Vehicle Donation Program
People may think their old vehicle is worthless but the donation could be priceless to someone in need of Red Cross services,” said Rahim Balsara, Regional CEO of The American Red Cross in New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM -The American Red Cross is launching a vehicle donation program with Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) that will convert unneeded vehicles into Red Cross donations to help those in need.

“People may think their old vehicle is worthless but the donation could be priceless to someone in need of Red Cross services,” said Rahim Balsara, Regional CEO of The American Red Cross in New Mexico. “This program turns clunkers into compassion and care.”

The program offers an easy donation process with convenient, free pick-up and towing, and a tax-deductible way to dispose of unwanted vehicles.

To donate a vehicle, contact the Red Cross online at redcross.org/cardonation or call 855-92 RC CAR to make arrangements. IAA representatives will pick up your vehicle at a time that’s convenient for you, at no cost to you. They will then sell the vehicle, give the proceeds of the sell to the American Red Cross and provide a tax receipt on behalf of the Red Cross.

The program accepts cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, snowmobiles, jet skis, tractors, farm equipment and other types of vehicles, in any condition—even salvaged.

The Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.

Contact your tax professional for details about tax deductions for vehicle donations. For more information, visit redcross.org/cardonation.

The Red Cross depends on the generosity of the American people to fulfill our mission. To help the Red Cross continue to save lives, contributions may be made to the American Red Cross Local Disaster Relief Fund by calling 1-800-560-2302. Contributions to the Local Disaster Relief Fund may also be sent to the American Red Cross in New Mexico by mail: American Red Cross in New Mexico, 7445 Pan American West Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or made online at www.redcross.org/newmexico. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or visit us on Twitter @RedCross.

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Beverly L. Allen, Communications Coordinator, (505) 220 3097