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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 00:00

Palm Springs Single Mother Receives Vehicle at NABC's Annual Golf Fundraiser

A local Palm Springs-area single mother of two, working two jobs to support her family, received keys to a refurbished 2013 Chevrolet Cruze at the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) annual Golf Fundraiser.

Steve Vettel of Pacific Elite Collision, recipient Olimpia Ruiz, Scott Bridges and Denise Hepler of Hertz Corporation, Mike Salyards and Shirin Hezar of Pacific Elite Collision.


The vehicle was donated by Hertz and refurbished by Pacific Elite Collision.  The recipient, Olimpia Ruiz, was selected by Variety the Children’s Charity of the Desert.

This is the 4th year in a row that Hertz, Pacific Elite Collision and Variety have teamed up to donate a vehicle to a local resident.   

“Hertz Corporation is proud to partner with Pacific Elite Collision and our colleagues in the collision industry to support the important work of local service organizations like Variety which provides valuable community services to families here in the Coachella Valley,” said Scott Bridges, Hertz Vice President, Replacement Sales.

“Lack of reliable transportation can be such a challenge for struggling families, especially in a community like ours here in Palm Springs where public transportation is limited,” said Steve Vettel and Mike Salyards of Pacific Elite Collision. “Recycled Rides is a great program which provides our team members with opportunities to donate their time and skills and make a positive impact.”

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