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Vehicle Donation Program Benefits Red Cross of Cortland County

Donate your vehicle to help the Red Cross
The proceeds from your donation will help the American Red Cross prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies throughout Cortland County.

Are you thinking about buying a new car? Do you have an old vehicle that needs to be towed away? The American Red Cross of Cortland County can help you dispose of a used or unwanted vehicle with its Vehicle Donation Program.

The proceeds from your donation will help the American Red Cross prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies throughout Cortland County.

The Red Cross of Cortland County is prepared to respond to emergencies and natural disasters 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We provide shelters, meals, and comfort kits when a disaster strikes; we connect military families and help ease the suffering of wounded service members; we supply more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; and we provide food and shelter to people affected by fires, floods and other emergencies. We are there when help is needed most.

Here’s how you help the Red Cross with its Vehicle Donation Program: Our partner, Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA), will tow away your vehicle at no cost to you. The Red Cross accepts vehicles in any condition, whether they can be driven or not. We also accept many types of vehicles, including donations of cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, RVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, heavy equipment, farm equipment, tractors and more.

You can register your vehicle online at http://www.redcross.org/support/donating-fundraising/donations. Then, click on “Vehicle Donation Program” on the left-hand side of the page. You can also scroll down the page and click on the “Don’t Park It, Donate It” icon with the red car. This link will also take you to the online form.

If you prefer to have someone help you with the form, call 1-855-92 RC CAR (1-855-927-2227) and someone will talk you through the process. You can arrange a pick-up time that works best for you. IAA will sell your vehicle at the maximum price possible, and the Red Cross will send you a tax receipt and an acknowledgement of your donation.

The American Red Cross mission is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Donating your vehicle is a great way to help us help your neighbors – and maybe you!

For a limited time, you can receive a free pizza from Mark’s Pizzeria in Cortland with your vehicle donation. Call the Red Cross of Cortland County office at 753-1182 for more information.

You can find links to the Vehicle Donation Program on our Facebook page. Like us on Facebook at follow us at www.facebook.com/AmericanRedCrossCortlandCounty. For more information about the American Red Cross of Cortland County, visit our website at www.redcross.org/cortland.

Michele Whalen is the Manager of the American Red Cross of Cortland County. She can be reached via e-mail at michele.whalen@redcross.org or (607) 753-1182.