The fifth annual Recycled Rides Giveaway was held at the local VFW Hall 31 on Dec. 15 in Centereach. Insurance companies that donated the vehicles were GEICO, State Farm and Progressive.
Several Long Island auto body shops refurbished the vehicles: 112 Automotive Center, Mike G’s Perfection Auto Body, Bi-County Auto Body, Matt’s One Stop Collision, Crestwood Auto Body, International Auto Painting & Collision, The Collision Centers of Babylon, Misner Auto Body, Motorcar Collision, Canon Collision, Padock Auto Body, and BOCES of Nassau County.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of Suffolk County, NY, Council helped locate the veterans who need reliable transportation.
The Recycled Rides program is a nationwide awareness project whereby members of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) refurbish and donate recycled vehicles to families in need in their communities. It is a community relations program intended to build good will at the local level, while improving and promoting the image of the collision industry on a national level. Insurance companies and paint and parts vendors donate their resources to assist collision repair facilities in making this project possible.