The vehicle will be presented to an East Brunswick family during a ceremony at Branning’s East Brunswick location on October 19, 2016 at 11 AM.
The Recycled Rides program is run by the National Auto Body Council (NABC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and implementing community-centered initiatives that exemplify the integrity of the collision industry. Recycled Rides aims to donate refurbished vehicles to local, economically disadvantaged families with the help of insurance companies and agencies, car rental companies, collision repair centers, parts vendors and others in the industry. Since its creation in 2007, the program has helped provide nearly 1,000 vehicles to families in need.
This is the third time in two years Branning has participated in the Recycled Rides program. The company will donate a Toyota RAV4 to an East Brunswick family. Branning’s team donated their time to completely restore the vehicle and received parts and other donations from various suppliers and vendors. The vehicle was donated by Geico Insurance.
According to the company, in order to identify the deserving candidate, Branning collaborated with FISH Hospitality Program (FHP), a nonprofit organization committed to serving homeless families and single women with children by providing shelter, meals, and other such assistance.
“We love taking part in this initiative, and thanks to our local sponsors, we are able to provide a mode of transportation to people who really need it,” said Kim Branning, Branning Collision Centers. “Working with the Recycled Rides program and FISH allows us to give back to the local community in a meaningful way. Giving someone their own transportation allows them to get back on the road to stability.”
“It is fulfilling when you can help a family improve their quality of life and independence,” stated Theresa Donatiello Neidich, executive director at FHP. “Working with Branning, Geico and the Recycled Rides program will provide a fresh new start to this mother and her children.”
For more information, visit www.branningcollisioncenters.com/community.