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Habitat for Humanity recycles cars into homes
Habitat for Humanity recycles cars into homes

Pasco County, Florida -- In recognition of Earth Day, Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County invites its supporters to recycle their used cars and vehicles to help build hope and homes in partnership with low-income families in East & Central Pasco County.

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 Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County and other Habitat affiliates throughout the country.

"The Cars for Homes program is on point with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore's three-fold mission to:  (1) provide additional funding to support Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County home building goals. (2) expand opportunities to serve a broader base of the community by providing low-cost materials. (3) Divert construction and household materials from Pasco County Landfills and protect the environment through re-purposing. Cars for homes is a wonderful way for members of our community to effortlessly support the Habitat Restore and Family partners while solving the problem of excess vehicle removal," explains Jere Ferguson, Habitat ReStore Director.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. Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County has received $4,771 since the program's inception."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."Interested donors can call 1-877-277-HFHI (4344) or donate a car or other vehicle online atwww.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 receive an acknowledgment letter for their car donation and should check with the Internal Revenue Service or their tax advisor for information about the tax deductibles of their donation.About Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County

Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit. Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County was founded in 1994 and has built 100+ homes in East & Central Pasco County communities. Habitat also has two ReStores (discount home improvement centers) located in Zephyrhills and Dade City. For more information, to apply for a home, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitatpasco.orgwww.facebook.com/habitatpasco, or call 352-567-1444.




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