Ohio car donation fulfills the housing needs of thousands of seniors
More than 20 million elderly Americans can’t meet their basic needs.
Did you know that 9 million people age 50 and over are at risk of hunger every day? In fact, the number of people in this category has risen by 79 percent in the past decade, according to AARP.
The statistics don’t stop there. American seniors have the largest overall increase in long-term unemployment of any age group, as well as the longest spells of joblessness. This means that the elderly are the least likely of any generation to find a job.
In addition, AARP states that, “13 million households headed by people age 50 and older can no longer afford their housing costs or live in inadequate housing.” Combine that with the fact that there are only 44 affordable and adequate housing units available for every 100 people in the United States, and the issue becomes a crisis.
Volunteers of America
In an effort to reverse the trends in Ohio, Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio opened the doors of a new affordable senior housing community in Greater Cincinnati in June.
St. Bernard Commons is a state-of-the-art, 38,000-square-foot facility aimed at addressing the unique needs of low-income seniors. Its 42 unites provide safe, affordable and long-term housing to Ohioans ages 62 and older. The facility comes complete with single and double living units, fully equipped kitchens and laundry facilities as well as multiple common areas, patios, terraces and outdoor seating.
“At Volunteers of America, we believe that housing is the foundation for life,” said Dennis Kresak, president and CEO of Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio. “With a rapidly aging population, safe and affordable housing for our communities’ seniors is an increasing important issue. The opening of St. Bernard Commons means more seniors will have a safe and affordable place to call home."
Ohio car donation helps house Ohio seniors.
You can change the staggering statistics surrounding low-income seniors. With your Ohio car donation, Volunteers of America will continue to be able to not only house the elderly, but also provide them with critical programs and services.
We make your auto donation simple. Just give us a call (800) 862-6030 or fill out this simple form to get the ball rolling. Once your form is submitted, we’ll reach out to set up your free same-day towing. Don’t forget that we accept just about anything with a motor, even if it hasn’t run in years. Not to mention you could receive more for your vehicle on your IRS tax return than you would by selling it yourself.
What are you waiting for? Change someone’s life today; because there is no limit to caring.