Aug
17
2009

Cash-for-Clunkers hurting charities.

Already by about 50 million, which is real money for anybody (except a Democratic legislator, of course).  It’ll likely get worse:

The popular program is being blamed for hurting charities that rely on donations of cars to fund social programs.

Those charities say their donations have fallen up to 12-percent already since “Cash for Clunkers” was implemented.

They fear that as time goes on, their annual donations will drop 25-percent, which amounts to more than 100-million dollars.

See also Reuters.  Below is a list of national charities thus affected (the link has a longer list of state/local ones) :

Air Force Aid Society, Inc.
American Amputee Foundation
American Autoimmune Related Diseases
American Brain Tumor Association
American Foundation for Aids Research
American Foundation for the Blind
American Macular Degeneration
American Parkinson Disease Assoc.
Armed Forces Veterans Homes Foundation
Army Emergency Relief
Assoc. for Frontotemporal Dementias
Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Autism Speaks
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Brain Trauma Foundation, Inc.
Breast Cancer Recovery Foundation, Inc.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Inc.
Camp Fire USA
Cancer Care, Inc.
Cancer Research Institute
Carter Center, Inc.
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Relief Services
Children International
Children’s Defense Fund
Children’s Health Fund
Children’s Tumor Foundation
Colon Cancer Prevention Foundation
Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Doctors Without Borders USA
First Candle/Sids Alliance
Food for the Poor Inc.
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Freedom from Hunger
Fund for Peace
Girl Scouts of the USA
Girls Inc.
Helen Keller International
Human Rights Watch
International Rescue Committee
Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
Kelly Heinz Grunder Brain Tumor
Military Pets Foster Project
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
NARSAD Mental Health Research
National Association for Down Syndrome
National Association of People with AIDS
National Association of the Deaf
National Center-Missing&Exploited Children
National Coalition for the Homeless
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
Operation Smile
Partners In Health
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Project A.L.S.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
SASS Foundation for Medical Research
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Teach For America
The Lam Foundation
The Smile Train
TropicalClinics
Women’s Federation for World Peace
WomenHeart
YWCA of the USA

But, hey, at least they’re helping out the dealerships, right? – Well, at least the 2% of them that have gotten their claims reimbursed.  Apparently, 80% of applications have been rejected.  At least, so claims well-known GOP shill Rep. Joe Sestak (D).

Moe Lane

PS: Yes, yes, yes: they meant well.

Crossposted to RedState.

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