Today’s car donation spotlight features the story of “Danger” the 1994 Ford Ranger that was donated to Habitat for Humanity of the Sanford Area. The proceeds from the sale of Danger will go towards building a home for a family in the Sanford, NC community. Danger Ranger was the truck the donor used to learn to drive a manual transmission at the age of 17.

Danger’s Story

When dad bought it new off the lot in 1994 I thought it was just perfect. At only 17 years old, I needed something I could borrow on the weekends to find adventure wherever it may be. The saying really is true, if you can drive this thing you can drive anything! I think this was when we started referring to it as the Danger Ranger. This was the first vehicle I really discovered my road-warrior spirit. As long as my folks didn’t mind me being gone, I would travel to either end of NC and back in a day. Just me and my case of mix-tapes, Counting Crows, Metallica, Offspring, U2, Weezer and countless other gems from the 90s.

1994 Ford Ranger

Donor poses with Danger Ranger

This truck saw my brother and I through college and into our professional and adult lives. It survived countless moving days, kayak trips and provided me solace and a place to reflect on life events. At least a half dozen people can owe their first manual transmission experience to this thing as well. Once dad retired he bought the full size truck he always had been eyeing and the Ranger sat, unused for years. I bought it off him for a sandwich lunch and went about continuing to maintain it. That was 7 years ago, and now again, the Ranger sits in my yard mostly unused. She just eclipsed 420,000 miles on the original engine thanks to the regular maintenance both dad and I performed and is on its second transmission. She’s been a great truck and I can’t think of a better way to further its value than to donate to Habitat for Humanity. I’ve volunteered with Habitat in years past and have always thought this group is a great way to help the community. I’m glad she’ll be put to good use in one way or another – so long Danger!

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Donate a Car to 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 human being has a place to live regardless of race or religion. Car Donation Wizard is a proud partner with Habitat For Humanity on its Cars For Homes program. Through Cars for Homes, Habitat for Humanity is able to use the proceeds from the sale of a car donation to help build safe and affordable housing.

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. Help build a home for a family in your community by donating your car online or calling us at (877) 277-4344!

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