James O’Connor was traveling from his home in the Twin Cities to visit family in the Quad Cities. As he neared the Casey’s General Store in DeWitt, Iowa, the transmission in his van started to slip. O’Connor flicked on the hazard lights in the van he used to transport furniture and antiques for his business, Sleek Lines Furniture, and brought his vehicle to its final destination.
O’Connor wanted to donate his van to a great cause. After a quick search online, he found the Arc of the Quad Cities area website at www.arcqca.org, where 100 percent of the donated vehicles sale help strengthen individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
After he entered in the old van’s information, he was contacted by a towing company, and the vehicle was processed for donation. “There were no headaches involved, no hurdles, no hoops, the process was really seamless,” said O’Connor.
Two years later, O’Connor made the same trek in a diff erent van to visit his family. “It was a case of déjà vu, limping back with the hazards on the whole thing” he said. “The transmission started to slip at the exact location from two years earlier.” So it was a natural order of events to donate his second vehicle to The Arc of the Quad Cities Area. “Again, the process was easy, effi cient, and goes to a great cause.” Two car donations - one extraordinary set of circumstances.
Let circumstances nudge you to donate your vehicle to The Arc. 100 percent of the donation will help locals with disabilities live full and inclusive lives in our area! Check us out at www.arcqca.org for more information.
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