The first quarter of 2017 has seen average used car market prices soften and continue to drop both month to month as well as year over year. In fact “Auto Remarketing Magazine” stated in their April 1st Issue that it was just the 2nd time in the last 20 years that used car prices declined in the month of February.
The decline was counter to the 1-percent increase expected for the month and marked just the second time in the past 20 years prices fell in February. -Auto Remarketing Magazine
Used cars are displayed on a sales lot on June 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. -Getty Images
This past year, Car Donation Wizard was lucky enough to be able to volunteer with 619 other volunteers during the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. View a video of the trip here.
In January 2010, a magnitude-7.0 earthquake forever changed the landscape of Haiti. Recovery has been slow and arduous, and the challenges have seemed insurmountable at times.
Despite all the obstacles, progress is being made. One of the most visible signs of that is the new community of Santo located in Léogâne, Haiti. Car Donation Wizard’s CEO, Joe Hearn and Jesse Beauregard were lucky to have volunteered the last two years, as part of the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, cumulatively helping Habitat for Humanity move 255 families out of makeshift shelters and into safe, decent homes. These colorful homes and lively, family-focused community, stand as a beacon of hope – a sign of what’s possible when people come together with members of the Haitian community and share a common goal. Hearn and Beauregard both volunteered as part of the Cars for Homes team, helping celebrate what car donations to Habitat for Humanity can help build.
“It’s so important to spread the word about how much car donations can help accomplish. Car donations to Habitat’s Cars for Homes program, absolutely helped changed lives in Haiti.” Beauregard said.
As Haiti continues to rebuild, I hope we can all continue to keep Haiti in our hearts and thoughts, especially this holiday season. I think Jimmy Carter said it best when he said that “the challenging thing that all of us have in our life is to break down the barrier between us who have almost everything and the ones who don’t have very much.” I hope we can all make an effort to give back in our own way, no matter how big or small, this coming new year.
2005’s Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast from Florida to Texas, with incredible amounts of destruction occurring in the New Orleans area. In the history of the United States, Hurricane Katrina is considered one of the five costliness natural disasters as well as, the deadliest hurricane since 1928. Thousands of displaced residents were set up in temporary establishments along the coast until they could afford to rebuild their homes.
Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program organized resources and funding to help start rebuilding the Gulf Coast. Car Donation Wizard had the opportunity to lend a helping hand with its HFH partner, check out some pictures of our building efforts below.
Donations from the vehicle donation program help buy the materials needed to help these families. Donating a car to Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program will assure that someone in need receives the hand up, not the hand out, that they deserve. You can even choose a Habitat for Humanity in your local area to donate to. To find the Habitat closest to you click here.
To get started donating to HFH’s amazing organization simply fill out this form and donate your car now.
If you’d like to watch a video on how the car donation process works – click here!