Car Presentation Took Place at the I-CAR Western Regional Meeting in Phoenix
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. (February 27, 2023) – On February 26, a deserving Phoenix recipient experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide her independence and the ability to work and take care of her family– thanks to car donor Allstate, Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting, Meineke Car Care and the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program.
The presentation was held at the Marriott Phoenix Airport as part of the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) western regional meeting. The deserving recipient was selected by Family Promise of Greater Phoenix.
“It was a real pleasure for me and my partners to participate in the NABC Recycled Rides program and see the reaction of the recipient when the vehicle was unveiled,” said Jake Brown, co-president of Freedom Brands, owners of Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting and Meineke Car Care in Deer Valley, AZ. “We are committed to give back to the community and support those in need, so we plan to refurbish three more vehicles for the NABC program this year.”
The recipient of the 2019 Nissan Maxima is a divorced, single mother of a 6-year-old loving daughter, who with the help of Family Promise, has been successfully working through a difficult time in her life.
“This vehicle is truly a blessing to our client, who is determined to create a safe and secure life for herself and her child,” said Kathy Kaplan, Programs Director for Family Promise of Greater Phoenix. “She is hard working, reliable and committed to her success. This wonderful gift will be the next step toward her financial freedom and security. She will be able to accept the job offer that she couldn’t take before because of a lack of transportation and the long distance involved. We are so grateful to all the people involved in making this possible.”
Many members of the NABC and their vendors contributed to this event, including Allstate, who donated the vehicle, I-CAR, who sponsored the event, Maaco and Meineke, who made the repairs, and other partners that contributed to the repairs, including Advance Auto Parts, Arizona Auto Parts, Discount Tires, Dirty Dog’s Detailing, Interstate Battery, LKQ, Service Champ, and 1-800 Charity Cars.
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.
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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 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for more 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.