Cariots4 Hope is in need of car, car parts donations

A local nonprofit 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 chariots. Of those, they have been able to use about half to bless the family. But founders say the number of cars arriving has slowed dramatically. Whether they’re running or used for parts, Chariots4Hope leaders say the cars are needed. “All the nonprofit partners, they’ll tell you outside of their mission, transportation is one of the top big problems they face for their clients,” said co-founder Jason Hurt. Jason and Michelle Hurt, founders of the organization, are trying to fill that void. By cleaning donated cars and giving 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 has been 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,” Hurt said. Jason Hurt says now, they are currently 30% short of their donation goal. “So normally our inventory is going to be about 25-26 on any given week. So it’s down to about eight or nine and obviously a big drop right now,” Hurt said. And when the list is down, the injury says there’s no need. . He says there are 30 people on the waiting list for one of these rides. And they had to put the brakes on accepting more applications. “Usually we average about 10 people. So we’re behind because we haven’t had the donations we’ve had in the last few years,” Hurt said. The organization hopes you will be inspired to help. “I think 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 says it needs the community’s help.

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

Since Chariots4Hope’s inception in 2014, the organization has received approximately 910 donated vehicles.

Of those, they are able to use about half to bless the family.

But the car penetration has slowed dramatically, the founders say.

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

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

Jason and Michelle Hurt, founders of the organization, are trying to fill that void.

By cleaning donated cars and giving 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 has been 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,” Hurt said.

Jason Hurt says now, they are currently 30% short of their donation goal.

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

And when the list is reduced, the injury says no need.

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

“Usually we average about 10 people. So we’re behind because we haven’t had the donations we’ve had in the last few years,” Hurt said.

The organization hopes you feel inspired to help.

“I think 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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