Our Fall pledge drive is upon us once again. And once again we ask for your support. But wait, didn't KMUD just have a pledge drive?
Well, yes, we did: a mini-drive at August's end, which brought us closer to fiscal good health. The five-day Take 5 drive, with a theme (that was new) of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, took in over $30,000 and added 70 new members to the KMUD family. Thank you!
The Fall Drive begins November 11th with a goal of $125,000. It's a tall order, but we hope, not impossible. Just know that the more you give during the silent drive, the faster we reach our goal, and wouldn't it be heavenly to end a pledge-drive early for once!
This drive, one lucky winner will be awarded a prize unlike any other: a Tropical Vacation: just what the doctor ordered to send those winter blues packing. (More info below.) This prize is in addition to other drawings of spectacular gifts, available only to those who send in silent drive donations. Donate online, or print out the entry form and send it in.
We are blessed to have in our community so many worthy organizations that provide so much. KMUD helps by providing them a forum to promote events, accomplish missions, and reach goals. We need you to help us reach our goals, so that we can continue to serve the needs of our Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity, and Del Norte audiences, as well as listeners via Internet around the globe.
Whether or not you can donate dollars, we welcome your creative ideas and your volunteer energy during the Pledge Drive and throughout the year.
KMUD's slogan is to entertain, inform and inspire, but know that YOU inspire more than 100 volunteers at the Mud to bring into your cars, yards, and homes this increasingly unique radio experience. Please renew your support today, and help us to keep bringing the Mud to your ears.
Your friends on the Pledge Drive Committee:
Behr, BR, Cindy Reed, Cynthia, Jack Frybulous, Jeanette, Jimmy, Kerry Morgan, Marianne, Serena, and Simon
KMUD - PO Box 135 - Redway, CA 95560
Thank you for the wonderful support we've received during our five day pledge drive! Thanks to our listeners for the great response to our idea of a short, focused, and informative pledge drive. As of Friday night, August 30, KMUD has received pledges and donations totalling over $30,000. Thanks to the many volunteers who helped by answering phones, bringing meals, and giving general support to a hard working staff. Thanks to all the programmers who stepped up to create topical shows. Thanks to the many businesses who donated gift certificates and other items we could use as incentives for listeners. It really does take a whole community to keep our community radio station going!
The Spring 2013 Pledge Drive is on!
Spring is here! KMUD's doors are wide open to let in the new fresh air and energy that abounds in our community. Our two-week Spring Pledge Drive starts April 18 and our goal is $125,000. Please send in your donation today, for automatic entry into our Silent Drive raffle. If you didn't receive a letter, please download it here, print it out, send it in. Fabulous gifts from community-oriented local businesses are given away weekly before the on-air drive begins, and daily during the drive. It’s our way of saying thank you for ongoing support of our community radio station.
KMUD has teamed up with the Center for Car Donations to provide a way for supporters to donate an unwanted vehicle, raise funds for Redwood Community Radio, and get a tax receipt for their donation.
It's simple, too. All you have to do is call 877-411-DONATE, (877-411-3662) and a friendly driver will come and pick up your vehicle and give you a tax receipt for your donation. You may also use the handy online form below, and you'll be contacted within 24 hours.
Tax receipts are for the year in which the car was donated. Donations can be made any time. More information is available by calling 877-411-DONATE.
Read the Frequently Asked Questions
Does my car have to be running?
Not always. It does have to have an engine and be towable. It varies from state to state and depends upon the year, make, and model of the vehicle. Sometimes if the cost to transport a vehicle will cost more than what it will bring at auction, it may be declined. Call our toll free line to find out if your vehicle qualifies.
Does my car have to be registered?
No, but you must be the legal titleholder.
What if I lost the title?
You must obtain the title prior to donating it. Contact your local DMV to obtain a duplicate title.
Where do I sign my title?
Our driver will instruct you of the proper place to sign your title. You may have to sign a power of attorney authorizing us to transfer it. Our driver will let you know what is required or call our toll free number, 877-411-DONATE (3662) to speak our representative.
What kind of paperwork will I receive?
You will receive a tow receipt when the vehicle is picked up. Thirty days after the vehicle is sold, you will receive an acknowledgement. If your vehicle sells for OVER $500 you will receive IRS Form 1098 B & C.
How much can I take for my donation?
Effective 2005, if the value of the vehicle is over $500, the taxpayer is limited to deduct the amount for which the vehicle sold. In such a case you will receive a Form 1098 B & C within 30 days of sale. If the vehicle sells for under $500 you will not receive IRS forms as you are not required to file them for vehicle donations up to $500. Please consult your tax advisor to determine your benefit or for additional information, visit the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-05-44.pdf .
What will happen to my vehicle?
Your vehicle will be picked up by one of our courteous drivers and sold at auction. Cars are usually sold within 30 days of pick up. Some vehicles may take longer.
Is there a tow fee?
No. If you are out of our towing range, we can offer you the option to drop the vehicle off at our auction house at your convenience.
Are all cars sold at auction?
No. Occasionally, cars that are donated do not sell at auction. In those cases, the vehicles are sold for scrap metal.
Will I be notified when it sells?
Yes. If the vehicle sells for over $500 you will receive IRS Form 1098 B & C. If not, you will simply receive an acknowledgement as required by the IRS.
How soon can my vehicle be picked up?
Vehicles are picked up at a time that is convenient for you. Our representative will take all pertinent information regarding your donation, and forward it to our tow company. They will call you within 24 hours to set up an appointment. If you have not been called within 24 hours, please call 877-411-3662.
What vehicles do you accept?
We take cars, boats (if they are on a trailer), motor homes, trucks, motorcycles (if they are operational), farm equipment, and recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles, jet ski, etc.) Call our representative to find out if your vehicle qualifies.
There are several great reasons, like:
1. You don't want to worry about selling your vehicle.
2. It is too expensive to repair your vehicle.
3. You don't trust your car to be safe on the road.
4. You need a tax write-off.
But the most important reason is that your donation will help us continue to bring you the radio programs you love and depend on!
photo by Simon Frech