Free Charity Cars — Interesting perspective
Im not saying that FCC is good or bad, here's just what happened when i tried to help a deserving family by donating a 2000 Durango that my family no longer used.A few weeks after donating the Durango, that was in great shape, 127k miles, some paint scratches and such as it was a vehicle our kids used till they went off to collage, but since i own a used car lot, i had it totally went over by my mechanic and it got a tune up and ran great.. i found out that INSTEAD of going to a needy family whom could sure use it, it was going to be sold at auction to help "cover administration costs" what in the world was that all about?? i totally understand they have fees and such to run their charity but they are taking vehicles from needy folks to cover their bills..then i was shocked at how few cars are actually given out to needy people, most are deemed not up to par and sold. Id love to see a statement of just how many vehicles are donated, how many actually go out verses how many are sold at auctions..im sure they get many that have issues and cant be gifted, but they received over 3 million in donations, cant they afford to fix some up so people dont continue to suffer without a car?? i talked to several other people who donated after i did some deeper digging and many were very disgusted that the vehicles they donated to the needy didnt make it anywhere farther then an auction and that the real reason donations are down is because people feel defrauded because they are trying to help out but only feel used by FCC..they seldom deliver a vehicle..most are sold..Many of us would love to see the paperwork on just how many are given to people verses sold..