Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program has distributed more than $10 million to Habitat affiliates nationwide.
The Cars for Homes program began in the state of Washington in November 2003 as a pilot program. In 2005, it was approved as a national program of Habitat for Humanity International. The Cars for Homes program was created specifically to assist Habitat affiliates by generating funding from the sale of donated vehicles. Revenue is distributed to affiliates based on the zip code of the donor.
Morris Habitat for Humanity has received $81,001.31 in funding from the program,which has been used to help provide affordable housing options in partnership with local families.
“It’s quite incredible how an individual’s used vehicle can turn someone’s life around for the better, providing them with hope: hope for a better tomorrow and being able to obtain the American dream of homeownership.”Blair Schleicher Bravo
Cars for Homes is Habitat for Humanity’s national vehicle donation program that provides donors a quick and easy process for donating cars,trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles to help build homes in partnership with local low-income families in need of decent, affordable shelter.
More than 1,100 Habitat affiliates nationwide and five Habitat national offices around the world have received funding from the program.
“We are very pleased to have reached this major milestone with the Cars for Homes program,” said Marcia Rundle, the director of the program.“Thanks to our generous donors, Habitat affiliates have been able to use the funds earned from the recycling of used and idle vehicles to help address affordable housing needs in their communities.”
To learn more about Cars for Homes, go to http://www.habitat.org/carsforhomes.