AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - With the first Auto Auction of 2014 just around the corner, The Salvation Army Augusta Area Command is continuing to urge people to donate old boats, cars and SUVs. The auction yard currently contains 55 vehicles that have been donated for the February 1st auction, but four of those vehicles were vandalized this weekend.
Donated vehicles are kept in a locked, fenced enclosure next to The Salvation Army's Center of Hope at 1384 Greene Street.
"It appears that this weekend, several trespassers threw rocks over the fence and broke windows on several of the cars," explained Auction Coordinator, Max Williams.
"We see every vehicle as a life that can be changed here at the Center of Hope," said Development Director John Sebby. "With four less cars, we may not be able to help as many people."
As an extra incentive, the organization is giving free 3-month Individual Gold Memberships to The Kroc Center to every person who donates a vehicle to the auction.
Salvation Army representatives will pick up donated cars until Friday, Jan. 24. After that day cars can still be donated as long as the donor brings in the car. The last day to bring in a car for the Feb. 1 auction is Jan. 28.