NABC® Joined GEICO and Caliber Collision to Gift Refurbished Vehicle to a Local Veteran in Need Through the NABC Recycled Rides® Program

The Car Presentation Took Place April 10 at the Lone Star Changing and Saving Lives Golf Tournament at the Texas Star Golf Course in Dallas

MEDIA NOTE: Photos from the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation are available HERE.

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (April 16, 2024) – On April 10, a deserving  Texas veteran experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide her family much needed transportation – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program, GEICO and Caliber Collision.

The presentation took place at the Lone Star Changing and Saving Lives Golf Tournament at the Texas Star Golf Course.  The 2018 Kia Soul was donated by GEICO and the team at Caliber Collision Dallas fully refurbished the car.

Kijafa Adams, the recipient, uses her experience in the U. S. Army to empower her as the head of her family and as a volunteer for non-profit organizations, like the one that nominated her, Grace After Fire.  She has had no reliable transportation to get her and family members to critical medical appointments, until now. The gifted vehicle will relieve much of the pressure on Adams to care for her family, while also living out her personal mission of serving others.

NABC Recycled Rides Program vehicle recipient Kijafa Adams and three other people

“I’m so ecstatic about my new car—it’s safe, efficient and spacious! It is a perfect fit for us,” Adams exclaimed after the ceremony. “It’s more than just a car; it’s our safety and comfort. Thank you again to everyone who played a key role and made this possible!”

“Grace After Fire is honored by the opportunity to be able to work with the NABC Recycled Rides program, which creates major change and impact in our women veterans’ lives,” said Amelia Peacock, interim program director of Grace After Fire. “I know the weight that has been lifted off Kijafa’s shoulders, simply by knowing that she has reliable transportation for herself and her family, and what she needs to be able to continue her service after the uniform, in her community.”

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 included Cars for Charity, Advanced Remarketing Services, Copart, Protech Automotive Solutions, Caliber Auto Care, LKQ, Solution Works Paintless Dent Repair, 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