A house burning down is a traumatic experience for anyone. This is especially true if the entire house burned and there is nothing left. If you have someone in your neighborhood that this happened to, you and other people in your neighborhood should come together to help them get back on their feet. Below are two ways you can do this.
Donate Your Car
If you have an extra car that you don't need or use frequently, you could consider donating it to the family. This can help even if they already have a vehicle. They could even sell the car after you donate it to make money.
To donate your car to them, you will first have to give it to a charity. Tell the charity about the house fire and that you want to donate this car to that family. As long as there is hardship, the charity will gladly do this for you. It is necessary for you to do it this way so you can get a tax deduction for the car.
You will first have to determine the value of the car. You can do this by researching online. Once you do this, research online and check out websites like http://actiondonation.org to find charities in your area that deal with car donations. Make sure you get the right paperwork from the charity to ensure you get the tax deduction. The charity name, date of donation, and tax identification number must be on the paperwork.
Call your insurance company and let them know you are donating your car. This way they can take the car off your policy so you will not have to pay the premiums.
If you do not want to use the car as a tax deduction, you do not have to go through a charity. You can simply change the title and registration and hand over your keys.
Give Them Things They Need
Because there is likely nothing left, the family will need many things. Including:
When the family rebuilds the home, give them things like pots and pans, furniture, and appliances. They will gladly receive your help because insurance may not cover everything they lost in the fire. Even if the family does not rebuild in the same area, you should still help them.
Talk to the family to get clothing sizes, and ask them the most important things they need. If you are not sure, have everyone in the neighborhood donate money and get them a gift card. You could also give them cash, if you prefer.
These are just two ways you can help this family. You could also start a fundraiser in your area or online.Share
25 August 2017
I started thinking more seriously about giving back a few years ago, since I have been blessed with a truly exceptional life. I was really concerned about giving to the people in my local area, so I started focusing on local humanitarian work. It was difficult to find ways to serve at first, but after I got started, things became a lot easier. Within a few months, I was able to completely change my outlook, and it was amazing to see the difference that a single person could make. This blog is all about giving back to gain more in your own life.