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Habitat for Humanity’s Cars for Homes™ program celebrates America Recycles Day

ATLANTA (Nov. 15, 2011) — Habitat for Humanity International invites everyone to celebrate America Recycles Day by donating used cars and vehicles to help build a brighter future in partnership with low-income families.

 

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A home built using funds from the Habitat’s Cars for Homes program. Funds raised from the recycling of vehicles through Cars for Homes help Habitat affiliates build homes in partnership with low-income families.

Cars for Homes™, Habitat for Humanity’s national vehicle donation program, provides donors with a quick and easy process for donating cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles to help build decent, affordable shelter in local communities.

“By recycling used and idle vehicles, Habitat for Humanity has been able to generate funds to help build, rehabilitate or repair simple, decent and affordable housing in partnership with families in need of homes,” said Marcia Rundle, the director of the program.

Revenue from the sale of donated vehicles is distributed to local Habitat affiliates based on the zip code of the donor. More than 1,011 Habitat affiliates nationwide and six Habitat national offices around the world have received funding from the program. To date, more than $11 million has been generated for affiliates through the recycling of donated vehicles.

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

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.