During National Volunteer Week in April 2014, CNN recognized a “little-known industry” group whose members have donated nearly 200 vehicles worth over $3 million in 2013 to military veterans, homeless families, single parents, and others struggling to get back on the road to a stable life.
The vehicles are donated through a nationwide program from the National Auto Body Council (NABC) called Recycled Rides. It’s a unique collision industry-wide collaboration. Insurance companies and car rental companies donate salvage or fleet vehicles, suppliers and manufacturers provide parts and materials, and technicians at local repair shops volunteer personal time to repair and refurbish the vehicles to like-new condition.
The Recycled Rides program works with local nonprofit service agencies to identify recipients. These gifts of transportation are often the catalyst that provides those down on their luck with a tangible way to improve their lives.
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