Chariots4Hope needs car and auto parts donations


A local nonprofit says it needs help from the community. It’s called Chariots4Hope and helps low-income families and individuals get reliable transportation. Since the launch of Chariots4Hope in 2014, the organization has received approximately 910 donated vehicles. Of these, they were able to use about half to bless families. But the founders say the number of incoming cars has slowed considerably. “Any nonprofit partner, 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 gap. By cleaning up donated cars and donating them to people in need. “It’s the lifeline of our ministry. You know, it’s the fuel of what we do,” Hurt said. But lately it’s harder to do. “Obviously we’re in a season in the auto industry right now where people are hanging on to their cars. It’s tight and so our donations are definitely down because of that,” Hurt said. Jason Hurt says right now they are currently 30% below their donation goal. “So normally our inventory is going to be around 25 to 26 in any given week. So it’s down to around eight or nine and obviously a huge drop right now,” Hurt said. And although inventory has plummeted, Injured says the need hasn’t. He says there are 30 people on the waiting list for one of these rides. And they had to curb accepting more applications. “Normally we have about 10 on average, so we’re just behind because we’re not getting the donations that we’ve had for the past few years,” Hurt said. The organization hopes you will feel compelled to help. “I guess to me 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 says it needs help from the community.

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

Since the start of Chariots4Hope in 2014, the organization has received around 910 donated vehicles.

Of these, they were able to use about half to bless families.

But the founders say the number of incoming cars has slowed considerably.

Whether they are working or used for parts, Chariots4Hope executives say the cars are needed.

“Any nonprofit partner, 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 gap.

By cleaning up donated cars and donating them to people in need.

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

But lately it’s harder to do.

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

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

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

And while inventory has plummeted, Hurt says the need hasn’t diminished.

He says there are 30 people on the waiting list for one of these rides. And they had to curb accepting more applications.

“Normally we have about 10 on average, so we’re just behind because we’re not getting the donations that we’ve had for the past few years,” Hurt said.

The organization hopes you will feel compelled 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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