Today’s car donation story features a 1977 Volvo 244 that was donated to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program. The proceeds from the sale of the Volvo will help build a home for a family in the Habitat for Humanity of El Paso community.

The donor of the Volvo is the vehicle’s original owner and referred to the car as “Ole Reliable”. He shared his heartwarming story which highlights how sentimental the vehicle is to him and his family.

The car is painted Vitamin C Orange that I had done 20 years ago. I remember my daughter was in elementary school and she enjoyed riding in “Ole Reliable” back then. Later in high school, it was a different story as she asked me to drop her off a ways from the school so her friends wouldn’t see her get out of the car. Both my children begged me not to donate “Ole Reliable”, but, with arthritis, I am unable to maintain her like I used to. Plus, my children are adults now with lives of their own and really don’t have time or interest in maintaining “Ole Reliable”.

Cars for Homes 1977 VOLVO 244

She has upgrades like headlights, rear view mirrors, 5 speed transmission, exhaust, aluminum wheels, rally dash, [and a] steering wheel that made her unique. No rust, no damage, no wrecks, only time in a garage. She was my pride and joy for 40+ years and she passed emission inspections every year until I rested her in the garage 10 years ago. A very sad day for me and I sincerely hope she finds a home where someone restores her and enjoys her just like I did.”

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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a global housing organization that works throughout 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is to create a world where every man, woman, and child has a decent place to live, regardless of race or religion. Car Donation Wizard is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity on its Cars for Homes program. All donations through the Cars for Homes program help build safe and affordable housing for a family in your local community.

Donating your car is an easy way to support any organization. Car Donation Wizard will return 75-80% of the gross proceeds from the sale of your vehicle to your local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.

Turn cars into homes by donating your car online or calling us at (877) 277-4344!

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