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Habitat for Humanity International’s Cars for Homes program reaches $10 million milestone

ATLANTA (June 7, 2011) –Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes program has distributed more than $10 million to Habitat affiliates since the program’s inception in 2003.

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Habitat’s Cars for Homes has helped fund the construction of Habitat homes like the one pictured above in Mobile, Ala.
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Cars for Homes is Habitat for Humanity’s national vehicle donation program that provides donors a quick and easy process for donating cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles to help build homes in partnership with local low-income families in need of decent, affordable shelter.

“We are very pleased to have reached this major milestone with the Cars for Homes program,” said Marcia Rundle, the director of the program. “Thanks to our generous donors, Habitat affiliates have been able to use the funds earned from the recycling of used and idle vehicles to help address affordable housing needs in their communities.”

The Cars for Homes program began in the state of Washington in November 2003 as a pilot program. In 2005, it was approved as a national program of Habitat for Humanity International. The Cars for Homes program was created specifically to assist Habitat affiliates by generating funding from the sale of donated vehicles. Revenue is distributed to affiliates based on the zip code of the donor.

More than 1,100 Habitat affiliates nationwide and five Habitat national offices around the world have received funding from the program.

To learn more about Cars for Homes, visit: http://www.habitat.org/carsforhomes/default.aspx .

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 400,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than two million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit Habitat.org.