Habitat for Humanity celebrates Earth Day by recycling cars for homes

In recognition of Earth Day, Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity invites its supporters to recycle their used cars and vehicles to help build hope and homes in partnership with low-income families in the greater Lycoming area.

Throughout the month of April, Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program will celebrate its “Every Day is Earth Day” initiative, encouraging people to donate their used cars, trucks, RVs, boats and other vehicles to help raise funds for Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity and other Habitat affiliates throughout the country.

“Car donations are just another way to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity. Your vehicle donation will help Habitat for Humanity build homes in partnership with families in your community,” said Ana White, home development coordinator. “It’s a win-win for everyone.”

Every day, Habitat’s Cars for Homes generates funding from the sale of used cars, trucks and other vehicles.

Those funds are distributed to local Habitat for Humanity organizations in the U.S. to help build affordable homes in partnership with low-income families.

To date, more than 40,000 vehicles have been donated to the program.

“On average, about 25 percent of the vehicles we receive each year are recycled, so donating idle cars not only helps Habitat build homes but also gets gas guzzlers off the road,” said Marcia Rundle, director of Habitat’s Cars for Homes program. “Donating a vehicle is a hassle-free way for anyone to support their local Habitat affiliate while being good stewards of the environment.”

Anyone interested in donating a vehicle can call 877-277-HFHI (4344) or donate a car or other vehicle online at www.CarsforHomes.com.

Donor contact, title and vehicle information is collected, and upon acceptance of the donation, Cars for Homes will tow the vehicle away, free of charge.

Donors will receive an acknowledgement letter for the donation of their vehicle and also should check with the Internal Revenue Service or their tax advisor for more information about the tax deductibility of their donation.

For more information on the Cars for Homes program, visit www.lyco minghabitat.org or contact Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity at 540 Lycoming St., Williamsport, PA 17701, or call 322-2515.

Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity also can be found on Facebook.