COLUMBIA, S.C., December 16, 2013 -- The American Red Cross has partnered with Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) to launch a nationwide vehicle donation program as another way people can donate to the Red Cross and support its ongoing mission.
The vehicle donation program offers a tax-deductible way to dispose of unwanted vehicles with the proceeds from the sale going to support the Red Cross mission. 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 vehicle donation is simple, easy to do, and is at no cost to the donor,” said Bill Cronin, executive director of the Central SC Chapter of the American Red Cross. “By donating a car, truck, or even a boat to the Red Cross, you are making a difference in the lives we touch every day.”
Don’t wait to donate. To receive credit for 2013, please call 1-855-92RCCAR or go to http://www.redcross.org/cardonation before the end of the year. The Red Cross makes it easy to donate a vehicle by calling to schedule a pick-up at a convenient time and at no cost. IAA will sell the vehicle and send the donor a tax receipt on behalf of the Red Cross.
Because of trained disaster volunteers and financial assistance from the community, Red Cross has been able to help more than 4,400 individuals and 1,400 families affected by disasters in the Palmetto SC region since January 1. On average, the American Red Cross, Palmetto SC Region responds to a disaster every 6.5 hours. The Palmetto SC Region is made up of seven Red Cross chapters spanning 35-counties of South Carolina.
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 Redcross.org.