Level One Partners:

Gerber Collision & Glass and Allstate Joined the National Auto Body Council® to Gift a Refurbished Vehicle to a Sun Prairie Resident in Need of Reliable Transportation Through the NABC Recycled Rides® Program

Car Presentation, Sponsored by Bank of Sun Prairie, Helps Spread the Holiday Cheer

MEDIA NOTE: Photos from the event are available here

SUN PRAIRIE, WI (December 1, 2022) – Last week, local Sun Prairie businesses helped kick off the giving holiday spirit with the presentation or a refurbished vehicle to a deserving local Sun Prairie recipient to provide them independence and the ability to work– thanks to Gerber Collision & Glass, Allstate and the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program.

The presentation was held at Sunshine Place in Sun Prairie, WI. Allstate donated a 2021 Kia K-5, which was refurbished by the repair professionals at Gerber Collision & Glass of Sun Prairie. The Bank of Sun Prairie was a sponsor of the event.

Simmie “Bud” Bryant adn family receiving a vehicle

Local charity Sunshine Place selected the worthy recipient, Simmie “Bud” Bryant, a longtime employee who handles a variety of handyman services for the charity, including snow removal, indoor and outdoor cleaning to maintaining all aspects of the buildings.  A car of his own will not only allow Bryant opportunities to improve his life, but he will also be able to enjoy being a grandpa in person to his grandkids.  This vehicle will allow him the opportunity to move to safe housing, which has not been an option since it would take him farther away from work where he would need his own transportation.

“Bud is someone we depend on to keep Sunshine Place looking good,” said Ann Maastricht, Executive Director for The Sunshine Place. “He has always been willing to do whatever is asked of him, including working nights and weekends, particularly when it comes to snow removal. Being able to work with Allstate, Gerber Collision, Bank of Sun Prairie and the National Auto Body Council to make all it possible to present him with a vehicle is incredible. He gives so much and we are honored to be able to give back to him.”

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 3,000 vehicles valued at some $42 million.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL AUTO BODY COUNCIL®

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 nearly 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for nearly 5,000 First Responders and is helping educate students and adult drivers in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Drive Out Distraction program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council® is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit www.NationalautoBodyCouncil.org.

Deborah Robinson
Author: Deborah Robinson