Chariots4Hope in need 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 approximately 910 donated vehicles. Of those, they have been able to use about half to bless families. But founders say the number of cars arriving has slowed dramatically. Whether they’re moving or used for parts, Chariots4Hope leaders say the cars are needed. “All of the nonprofit partners, they’ll tell you outside of their mission, transportation is one of the biggest issues they face for their clients,” said co-founder Jason Hurt. Organization founders Jason & Michelle Hurt are trying to fill that void. Cleaning up 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 recently, it has become more difficult to do. “Obviously, we’re in a season right now in the auto industry where people are hanging onto their cars. It’s tight and so our donations are definitely down because of that,” Hurt said. Jason Hurt says that right now, they are currently 30% below their donation goal. “So normally our inventory will be about 25-26 in any given week. So it’s down to about eight or nine and definitely a big drop right now,” Hurt said. And while inventory has fallen, injury says the need isn’t there. He says there are 30 people on the waiting list for one of these trips. And they have had to hold back on accepting more applications. “Normally we average about 10. So we’re just behind because we’re not getting the donations that we have in the last few years,” Hurt said. The organization hopes that you will feel motivated to help. “I think to me like people think it’s just a car, but it’s so much more than a 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 approximately 910 donated vehicles.

Of those, they have been able to use about half to bless families.

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

Whether they’re working or used for parts, Chariots4Hope leaders say the cars are needed.

“All of the nonprofit partners, they’ll tell you outside of their mission, transportation is one of the biggest issues they face for their clients,” said co-founder Jason Hurt.

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

Cleaning up 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 recently, it has become more difficult to do.

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

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

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

And while inventory has dwindled, Hut says it doesn’t need to.

He says there are 30 people on the waiting list for one of these trips. And they have had to hold back on accepting more applications.

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

The organization hopes you will feel moved to help.

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

For more information, click here.

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