NABC Recycled Rides Program Donates Refurbished Vehicle to NY Iraq War Veteran
Published Aug. 1, 2023
A deserving New York-area Iraq War veteran experienced a life-changing event---the presentation of a vehicle to provide her with independence and the ability to get to work at the WNY VA, attend college and service dog training---thanks to the National Auto Body Council™ (NABC) Recycled Rides® program along with GST BOCES and car donor GEICO.
The presentation took place on July 7 at the GST BOCES Coopers Campus in Painted Post, NY. The recipient was selected by WNY Heroes, Inc.
The auto body repair and automotive technology classes at the GST BOCES Coopers campus worked together to repair the 2019 Honda Pilot donated by GEICO. Several local businesses contributed to the project, including WNY Heroes, Williams Honda, Empire Auto Parts, Liquidz Auto Body Supply, Dunning Auto Parts (NAPA), Firestone, Dent Ninja and BFTP.
NABC Recycled Rides is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. Since the inception of the NABC Recycled Rides program in 2007, members of the NABC have donated more than 3,000 vehicles valued at some $42 million.