Warren, RI (PRWEB) April 21, 2009
Donation Wizard is launching an Earth Day initiative aimed at one of the environment's chief offenders: end-of-life vehicles. Donating an unused or rarely used vehicle can help one of Donation Wizard's many charities, including Habitat for Humanity, National Public Radio, March of Dimes, the Arthritis Foundation, the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, Feed the Children, D.A.R.E., or Make-A-Wish, among many others.
According to the Environmental Defense Fund, cars in the U.S. emit more than 333 million tons of carbon dioxide on an annual basis, an amount equal to one-fifth of the world's total carbon dioxide emissions. A California study has found that vehicles 15 years and older represent less than 25% of miles driven, but account for approximately 75% of the most harmful emissions.
Every year, roughly 14 million cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, trailers, and recreational vehicles come off of U.S. roadways and find new life as recycled material. The automobile is the most heavily recycled consumer product in the world. Approximately 75 percent of a car's content can be recycled, with 94 percent of ferrous metal made into new steel. The Steel Recycling Institute reports that the steel industry recycles autos at a rate near or above 100 percent, saving the equivalent of enough energy to power 18 million households.
The proceeds from just one car donation could pay for drywall for a family in need of a home, food for a starving child, shelter for a stray dog, or critical medical research.
Donation Wizard accepts almost all vehicles. To donate a car, truck, boat or RV, call 1-877-957-2277 toll free or visit Donation Wizard online.
Valerie Meffert, PR & Marketing
Advanced Remarketing Services
308 Market Street
Warren, RI 02885