Wheels Helping Warriors Turns Donated Vehicles Into Support For Seriously Injured Veterans
Paralyzed Veterans of America’s national vehicle donation program empowers veterans suffering from spinal cord injury or disease
Phoenix, Arizona – Local Phoenix area residents will have the opportunity to provide a better life for our nation’s veterans by donating their used vehicles to benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans), the nation’s foremost advocate for servicemen and servicewomen with spinal cord injury or disease. For 70 years, Paralyzed Veterans has ensured these veterans receive the benefits earned through their service, as well as funded research and education for cures and improved care for individuals with spinal cord injuries, or spinal cord diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This type of support is made possible, in large part, by fundraising programs, such as its Wheels Helping Warriors vehicle donation program.
The program is supported by 27 chapters nationwide, including in Arizona, and accepts all vehicles, regardless of age or condition. The vehicle is sold at auction and the money raised goes directly back to Paralyzed Veterans to serve its mission of helping our country’s most catastrophically injured veterans. The stress-free donation process is fast, easy, and individuals even qualify for a tax deduction based on the sale value of their vehicle.
“As a family we felt very proud to be able to contribute,” said Matt Lemire, Wheels Helping Warriors car donor. “As the father of two younger children we saw this as an opportunity to teach them about the importance of giving back, and that with this donation our family could show our support for a worthwhile program that assists those who have served their country.”
Paralyzed Veterans’ Wheels Helping Warriors vehicle donation program gratefully accepts a variety of vehicles, including cars, airplanes, motorcycles, boats, RVs/campers, semi-tractors, farm equipment, SUVs, horse trailers and trucks.
“Our vehicle donation program raises critical funds that allow our organization to deliver key benefits to injured veterans in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico,” said Al Kovach Jr., Paralyzed Veterans’ National President. “One vehicle at a time, with the help of thoughtful individuals and families, we are able to give back to those in need.”
Paralyzed Veterans makes it simple to participate in Wheels Helping Warriors. Visit www.AZPVA.org or call 602-244-9168 to schedule a free pickup. The average pickup time is 24-28 hours from the time of the request.
About Wheels Helping Warriors
Wheels Helping Warriors is Paralyzed Veterans of America’s vehicle donation program. Individuals can donate a variety of types of vehicles and have them picked up at no charge. Donations are tax-deductible and funds raised from vehicles sold at auction help directly support programs that improve the quality of life for paralyzed veterans and their families.
About Paralyzed Veterans of America: Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely for the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For 70 years, we have ensured that veterans have received the benefits earned through their service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.
As a partner for life, Paralyzed Veterans also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation and advocates for veterans and all people with disabilities. With more than 70 offices and 34 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans serves veterans, their families and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico (Paralyzed Veterans.org).