The program partners with body shops and insurers to take donated vehicles considered to be total losses and refurbishes them into reliable transportation for families in need.
NABC’s President, George Avery, and the 2010 Recycled Rides Chair, Nick Notte, spoke on behalf of the organization and thanked the insurers, sponsors and repair shops that make this program possible.
“This program not only shows the craftsmanship and expertise of this industry, it also shows the incredible generosity,” said Notte.
Each of the five vehicles were donated by the three participating insurers: State Farm Insurance, Allstate and California State Automobile Association (CSAA), and the $2-3,000 in repairs required for each vehicle to be in reliable, working condition was donated by the three participating repair facilities: Sterling Auto Body Centers, 911 Collision and Gerber Collision & Glass.
Families receiving cars were; the McCurdy family received an ‘05 Dodge Caravan, the Waller family received an ‘04 Ford Explorer, the Milton family received an ‘07 Honda Pilot, the Drake famlily received an ‘04 Chevy Venture and the Bryant family received an ‘04 Toyota RAV4.
1-800-Radiator donated all of the radiator and cooling parts needed for repairs, along with AutoZone and LKQ/Keystone pitching in for parts. Auto Data provided VIN stickers and badging for all vehicles and Azko-Nobel provided all of the paint necessary to return these vehicles to prime condition.
AutoZone also provided each family with a $200 gift certificate to their stores should the Recycled Rides need any parts or supplies in the future.
For more information about NABC’s Recycled Rides program please visit: recycledrides.org.