The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, a national award winning nonprofit car donation charity, operates www.freecharitycars.org, where people in need of reliable transportation sign up and apply for a free charity car. Today we would like to highlight one of our car donation applicants to connect you with the people in need of reliable transportation.
Melanie from Mobile, Alabama, has been a member of our vehicle distribution site since January 23, 2011, where she has applied for assistance in receiving an automobile. Here is a summary of her situation:
“My name is Melanie Walters and I have been married to the love of my life for nine years. On September 2nd, 2010, after working since the age of 13, I lost my employment. Five weeks later on October 12th my husband was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. At first neither of us even knew what multiple myeloma was. It is a form of blood cancer that is treatable but not curable. It requires specialized and very rigorous treatment.
As a 6-year breast cancer survivor I would gladly trade places with this man that I love more than life itself. Unfortunately, that is not the way it works. And let me say that I admire my husband and love him more today, than the day I married him. He has shown such courage and grace during his treatments. I don’t know how he does it.
For these treatments we must travel 450 miles each way to Little Rock, AR on a regular basis for at least the next 3 years. Because of this, I am unable to continue seeking employment at this time. My car was 21 years old and was totaled in a wreck on November 7th, 2011. We are now living on my husband’s monthly social security check and any income I can make when I can find temporary work. Because of this, we are not able to purchase another vehicle. So far, my Mother has graciously allowed us to use her car for these trips, but she cannot do so indefinitely.
Thank you for reading my story. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.”
You can read more about Melanie and her need for viable transportation by visiting her profile: http://www.freecharitycars.org/user/mwalters0730
You can be a part of changing the life of Melanie and other struggling families in need by making a financial or vehicle donation to 1-800-Charity Cars. We accept all vehicles nationwide, running or not, and provide free towing. All donations are tax deductible. You can receive a full “fair market value” vehicle donation tax deduction if we provide your vehicle donation to a family in need. You can make a vehicle donation by calling us today at 1-800-242-7489, or you can fill out the online donation form. If you do not have a vehicle to donate, you can help by making a monetary donation through Paypal or Justgive at www.800charitycars.org. To learn how a donated vehicle can help change the lives of those in need you can read the stories of some of our past donation recipients.