July 10, 2018
Salvation Army Car Donation in Southern California
It is a global powerhouse of generosity, one of the most recognizable causes in the world. Responding to disasters, getting medical care to the neediest individuals, and battling human trafficking are examples of the Salvation Army’s mission.
You may think this faith-based non-profit agency simply operates thrift stores, but that’s the tip of the iceberg. It is one of the top NGOs in the world – taking teams to every corner of the earth to restore economic, social, ecological and spiritual relationships.
A Salvation Army car donation is an easy way to supply more boots on the ground for these efforts.
What does the Salvation Army do?
Founded in 1865, the Salvation Army has been relied upon by people of many cultures for services such as:
• Disaster relief
• Emergency financial assistance
• Adult rehabilitation
• Nutrition programs
• Men’s ministries
Among charities that accept car donations, this non-profit has maintained a spotless image of Christian faith and service.
Who started Salvation Army car donations in Southern California?
Cars2Charities did! In the early days – under the name Riteway Charity Services – our founder, Harry Deutsch, made sure that the worthy non-profit was connected to a car donation program.
Thanks to our intervention, even junk cars without a title are eligible to support the cause, as well as vehicles of virtually any age, make or model – even fairly new cars. The Salvation Army earns both cash for cars without a title, and also those with all the paperwork intact.
Before we came along, people were dropping off donation cars at locations in Van Nuys, Pasadena, Long Beach and L.A., but cities had cars just sitting there because they didn’t know how to process cars for donation.
Many of the companies that offered to process these donated vehicles proved to be dishonest. But it was Harry Deutsch who was contacted by the Salvation Army to walk them through the process. He paid for the cars and processed the paperwork, and now, under a new name – Cars2Charities – we’re still the same honest, efficient company who knows how to connect public donations with non-profit entities.
We proudly work with the Salvation Army World Office, helping them, as we do many charities, fulfill their vision.
It’s amazing how many items can be picked up and contributed to non-profits. Individuals can donate a camper to charity, or another vehicle, like a boat or motorcycle. If you’re a car collector, or you don’t need your golf cart or quad – those can go to the Salvation Army as well. A car donation program can even sell a car – running or not!