1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Donated to Habitat for Humanity

Another throwback to a car you may have ridden in with your dad or grandpa when you were a kid.  This time we had a 1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV donated to Habitat for Humanity of Western Wayne County, Michigan.

1976 Lincoln Continental Mark IV Donated to Habitat for Humanity

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1975 Volkswagen Beetle Donated to Habitat for Humanity

1975 Volkswagen Beetle Donated to Habitat for Humanity

An old, yellow VW Bug convertible was recently donated to Habitat for Humanity.  This car donation is for the donor’s local habitat in Honolulu, Hawaii.  The generous donor purchased the 1975 Volkswagen Beetle after her last child left for college.  She lovingly named her car ‘Baby’.

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Used Car Market Prices Soften

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 Car Market Prices Soften

Used cars are displayed on a sales lot on June 9, 2011 in San Francisco, California. -Getty Images

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[VIDEO] Car Donation Wizard in Haiti with the Carter Work Project

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.

Habitat in Haiti

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.

Car Donation Wizard in Haiti

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.

Car Donations Build Homes in Haiti

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Car Donation Wizard gives back: the Katrina Project

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.

Putting in the slab

Installing trusses

Finishing the house

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