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Partially submerged cars in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy.
Water Damage Statistics
Carfax offered a few interesting statistics about flood damage from hurricanes and tropical storms. Hurricane Floyd damaged 75,000 vehicles in 1999. In 2001 Tropical Storm Allison damaged more than 95,000 vehicles. Hurricane Ivan damaged more than 100,000 cars in 2004. Although we do not have specific numbers from Sandy yet, clearly the number of damaged or ruined vehicles will be very extensive – reported as up to as many as 250,000 cars.
About Vehicle Donation
Car Donation Wizard offers donors the chance to browse through nationally and locally based charitable organizations that accept vehicle donations. As part of our commitment to vehicle donors, we ONLY work with 501(c)(3) recognized nonprofits, that actually use the proceeds from your vehicle donations towards their cause. This means that your donations not only qualifies you for a tax deduction, but that you can feel good about your donation. Check out any number of our great organizations, like American Cancer Society, Car Talk, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Habitat for Humanity, and many more!
Recently donated vehicles:
A water damaged, 1999 VW New Beetle, donated in NJ to Car Talk.