Chariots4Hope needs a car, car parts donations

A local nonprofit organization says it needs the community’s help. It’s called Chariots4Hope and it helps low-income families and individuals get reliable transportation. Since Chariots4Hope began in 2014, the organization has received about 910 donated vehicles. Of these, they have been able to use approximately half to bless families. But the founders say the number of cars entering has slowed dramatically. Whether they work or are used for parts, Chariots4Hope leaders say the cars are needed. “Every nonprofit partner will tell you outside of their mission, transportation is one of the biggest issues facing their clients,” said co-founder Jason Hurt. Organization founders Jason & Michelle Hurt are trying to fill that void. Cleaning donated cars and giving them to people in need. “It’s the lifeline of our ministry. You know, it’s the fuel for what we do,” Hurt said. But lately, it’s been harder to do. “Obviously, we’re in a season right now in the auto industry where people are holding on to their cars. It’s tight, and so our donations are definitely down because of that,” Hurt said. Jason hurt says right now that they are currently 30% below their donation goal. “So normally our inventory will be about 25-26 in a given week. So it’s down to about eight or nine and obviously a huge drop right now,” Hurt said. And while inventory is down, Hurt says the need hasn’t been. . He says there are 30 people on the waiting list for one of those rides. And they have had to slow down to accept more requests. “We usually average about 10. So we’re behind because we’re not getting the donations that we have in the past few years,” Hurt said. The organization hopes that you will feel motivated to help. “I guess for me, like people think it’s just a car, but it’s so much more than the car,” Michelle Hurt said. For more information, click here.

A local nonprofit organization says it needs the community’s help.

It’s called Chariots4Hope and it helps low-income families and individuals get reliable transportation.

Since Chariots4Hope began in 2014, the organization has received about 910 donated vehicles.

Of these, they have been able to use approximately half to bless families.

But the founders say the number of cars entering has slowed dramatically.

Whether they work or are used for parts, Chariots4Hope leaders say the cars are needed.

“Every nonprofit partner will tell you outside of their mission, transportation is one of the biggest issues facing their clients,” said co-founder Jason Hurt.

Organization founders Jason & Michelle Hurt are trying to fill that void.

Cleaning donated cars and giving them to people in need.

“It’s the lifeline of our ministry. You know, it’s the fuel for what we do,” Hurt said.

But lately, it’s been harder to do.

“Obviously, we’re in a season right now in the auto industry where people are holding on to their cars. It’s tight, and so our donations are definitely down because of that,” Hurt said.

Jason hurt says right now that they are currently 30% below their donation goal.

“So normally our inventory will be about 25-26 in a given week. So it’s down to about eight or nine and obviously a big drop now,” Hurt said.

And even though the inventory is down, injured says the need is not.

He says there are 30 people on the waiting list for one of those rides. And they have had to slow down to accept more requests.

“We usually average about 10. So we’re behind because we’re not getting the donations that we have in the past few years,” Hurt said.

The organization hopes that you will feel motivated to help.

“I guess for me, like people think it’s just a car, but it’s so much more than the car,” Michelle Hurt said.

For more information click here.

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