Did Hurricane Sandy Wreck Your Car?

Nov 09, 2012, 09:02 ET from National Kidney Foundation

--You Can Still Get Mileage through a Charity Car Donation --

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If your car spent last week under water, you can kiss its carpool days goodbye but it can still help drive life-saving efforts for families affected by kidney disease.  Water damage won't affect vehicle donation to the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Cars Program. Funds raised through Kidney Cars, the nation's oldest and most trusted vehicle donation program, will help support public education, patient services and early detection. 

The donation process is a lot simpler than pumping out a basement or relocating a family of six and you might actually be left with something more valuable than a sidewalk full of trash bags— a tax deduction. All you need to do is visit www.kidneycars.org or call 1-800-488-CARS (2277) and the National Kidney Foundation will send out a packet, complete with a self-addressed envelope in which to mail back the signed title and odometer statement. Once the completed packet is received, the Foundation will contact donors to arrange for a free pick-up. Vehicles may be sold for parts.

"Eighty percent of the proceeds of every car donated to Kidney Cars supports the work of the National Kidney Foundation. This is the highest of any charitable car donation program and we're proud that our Kidney Cars are truly life-saving vehicles," says Bruce Skyer, National Kidney Foundation CEO.

In the 30 years since its launch, Kidney Cars has received more than 700,000 used vehicles and generated $400,000,000 to support the National Kidney Foundation. For more information or to donate your car, van, truck or boat, call 1-800-488-CARS (2277) or donate online at www.kidneycars.org

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families and tens of millions of Americans at risk.

SOURCE National Kidney Foundation