On March 24, 2014, Seidner's Collision Center in Duarte, CA, presented the Llanto family of Pasadena, CA, with a refurbished 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee as part of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides program for low-income families. The family was also given a one-year State Farm insurance policy
The Llanto family was one of five families nominated by Foothill Unity Center to receive a refurbished car. Seidner’s worked with State Farm, which donated a vehicle that had been deemed a write-off by the insurance company, to choose the Llantos. Seidner’s mechanics repaired the vehicle.
For Elena and Hildebrand, the vehicle will mean being able to find work that fits their qualifications because they will no longer be limited by lack of transportation.
“We have a lot of plans and hopes,” Elena said. “Now that we have a car we’re going to shine.”