FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHY DONATE A VEHICLE OR VESSEL?
- Free pickup, running or not.
- No hassles! No calls, questions, or price haggling.
- No strangers coming to your home, no worries about liability, no emissions check required.
- No cost! Avoid repair or emission check costs. No ad cost to sell your vehicle.
- Avoid confusing paperwork, title transfers, etc.
- Qualifies for IRS Tax Deduction.
HOW TO DONATE A VEHICLE OR VESSEL?
All you need to do is fill out an online application or give us a call! A local towing company will you call to make arrangements to pick up your donation. You’ll receive a donation receipt and if your donation sells for more than $500 you will receive an IRS Tax Form 1098C.
HOW DOES MY VEHICLE OR VESSEL DONATION BENEFIT PATRIOTIC HEARTS?
Every vehicle donated to Patriotic Hearts helps fund programs that help put Veterans to work, including starting their own business!
HOW DOES DONATING A VEHICLE BENEFIT MY TAXES?
If you itemize your taxes your donation automatically qualifies for up to a $500 tax deduction. If your donated car, truck, van, or SUV sells for more than $500 we’ll send you an IRS Form 1098C that allows you to write off the full sale price.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PICKUP MY DONATION?
Sometimes it can be picked up the same day you call! You’ll get a call from the towing company within 24 hours. Let them know when it’s convenient to have the car picked up. If you need a rush pick up, just let the transport company know when they call.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CAR AFTER IT’S PICKED UP?
Donated vehicles are towed away by a bonded and licensed transport company. Your car will be sold at an authorized auto auction, or to a licensed salvage company.
DO I HAVE ANY LIABILITY AFTER THE VEHICLE/VESSEL IS PICKED UP?
You are not responsible for any charges or fees after your vehicle is picked up. In some States you need to return the license plates and/or notify your insurance company. In some States there’s a Form to file with the State showing a transfer of ownership. We recommend you follow the procedures in your state.
WHAT KIND OF DONATIONS CAN PATRIOTIC HEARTS ACCEPT?
Cars, Trucks, Vans, Commercial Trucks/Vans, SUVs, Motorcycles, Recreational Vehicles, Trailers, Fifth Wheel, Riding Lawn Mowers, Off Road Vehicles.