NABC® Joined Members Gerber Collision & Glass and Allstate to Donate a Refurbished Vehicle to Covenant House New Orleans through the NABC Recycled Rides® Program

The NABC Recycled Rides® Presentation Took Place Friday, May 17 at the Covenant House Facility in New Orleans

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

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (May 19, 2024) – On May 17, an organization that provides shelter for young people in difficult situations received a very important donation – the presentation of a vehicle to enhance its ability to serve clients – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donor Allstate and collision repair partner Gerber Collision & Glass

NABC®, Allstate and Gerber Collision & Glass presented a beautifully refurbished 2015 Chevy Tahoe to this very deserving agency:

Covenant House New Orleans provides shelter, counseling and other support to youth who have become homeless. In many cases, the clients are victims of trafficking or some other form of abuse.  Covenant House provides training in life skills to make them ready for school or work.  Covenant House New Orleans is part of a national network serving 34 cities. This new vehicle will enable them to meet the wide variety of transportation needs of youth who live at Covenant House New Orleans and fully support their transition from surviving to thriving.

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Covenant House CEO Rheneisha Robertson ready to give a ride to a Covenant House client

“We are so grateful to NABC, to Allstate and to Gerber,” Rheneisha Robertson, the chief executive officer of Covenant House New Orleans told the crowd at the presentation.  “We put a lot of miles on our vehicles serving 800 youth a year, getting them to doctor appointments, community services and school. We are just so excited.”

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.

Clint Marlow, director of claims innovation and customer experience for Allstate, said, “What is important to us at Allstate is giving back to the local community, supporting charities the best way we can, building futures in traditionally underserved communities. I think that all these boxes are checked with this gifting. It’s a privilege to be able to help Covenant House just a little bit.”

Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation included Copart, Glass America, All Clear Diagnostics, Advanced Remarketing Services and Cars for Charity


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