GEICO and Five Star Collision Center-Wimbish Donate a Refurbished Vehicle to Deserving Central Georgia Mother Through the NABC Recycled Rides® Program

The Car Presentation Recently Took Place in Macon GA

MACON, GA (March 18, 2024) – A deserving mother of four from Gray, Georgia has recently experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide her critical transportation for ill family members – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donor GEICO and repair partner Five Star Collision Center-Wimbish.

The presentation was held at the Five Star Collision Center on Riverside Drive in Macon.

Ashley Massengale and her husband have four children from age two to 12.  She left her job to take care of one of her sons who is suffering from cancer.  Her current car is on its last legs, so Jay’s Hope Foundation nominated Massengale for this fully refurbished 2018 Chevy Traverse, to be used to get her son and other family members to important medical treatments.

“We were all super excited to see the car, and a little teary,” said Massengale. “We have been so stressed trying to get our son to treatment with an unreliable car.  The new car takes all the stress out of getting him to his appointments.”

“We are proud to work with NABC members GEICO and Five Star Collision to help change the life of a deserving recipient like Ashley with the gift of reliable transportation,” said Debby Robinson, executive director of the National Auto Body Council. “We wish her and her family all the best with her beautiful new car.”

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 National Auto Body Council have donated more than 3,300 vehicles valued at some $47 million.

Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation include Cars for Charity, Advanced Remarketing Services, Copart and Enterprise.


The National Auto Body Council® is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted more than 3,300 vehicles and provided extrication opportunities for some 5,500 First Responders in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Community Impact program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The NABC Changing and Saving Lives Foundation, a 501c3 organization, is committed to the goal of driving change for veterans, military members, first responders and families in need, while harnessing the power of the collective membership of the collision repair industry to positively impact communities where we live and work. As demand for NABC® programs like NABC Recycled Rides® and NABC F.R.E.E.™ grows, so do the needs for resources to manage these important programs. Being able to pursue grants, gifts and donations allows NABC to expand these programs to serve those in need and help communities where we live and work. For more information, visit