American Red Cross Vehicle Donation Program Turns Clunkers into Compassion and Care

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The American Red Cross recently launched a vehicle donation program with Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) that converts unneeded vehicles into Red Cross donations to help those in need. The program with IAA’s Donation Division is available to supporters in all 50 states.

“People may think their old vehicle is worthless but the donation could be priceless to someone in need of Red Cross services,” said Debbie Smith Red Cross Representative. “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 the donor at no cost. They will then sell the vehicle and provide the donor a tax receipt on behalf of the Red Cross.

The program accepts cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, snowmobiles, jet skis, tractors, farm equipment and more, 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.

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