NABC® Joins Member Insurers and Collision Centers to Gift Refurbished Vehicles to Three Deserving Georgia Families Through the NABC Recycled Rides® Program

Media note:  Pictures from the presentation are available HERE.

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (April 21, 2024 )– On Wednesday, April 17, two veterans and a single mother each experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to give them independence and the ability to take care of their medical needs and their families – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donors  GEICOAllstate and Farmers Insurance and collision repair partners Gerber Collision & Glass- CartersvilleCrash Champions- Marietta and Caliber Collision- Fayetteville.

The presentations took place at the I-Car Charity Golf Tournament in Woodstock, Georgia.

NABC Recycled Rides Program vehicle recipient Angela Dias and her daughter

NABC®, Farmers and Gerber Collision and Glass of Cartersville presented a beautifully refurbished 2019 Chevy Malibu to Angela Dias (pictured at top right with her daughter), recipient of the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal who served in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Dias volunteers her services to help others and she has been in need of transportation to be able to continue her passion of community service.  Dias was nominated for the NABC Recycled Rides® program by the Warriors Soar organization.

NABC Recycled Rides Program vehicle recipient Shantze Awosika with representatives from parnter companies

NABC®, GEICO and Caliber Collision Fayetteville presented a beautifully refurbished 2014 Honda CR-V to Shantze Awosika (pictured at right), a decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Awosika urgently needed this car to be able to get to work and appointments for her and her family.  My Veterans Place of Savannah nominated her for this NABC Recycled Rides® donation.

people surround NABC Recycled Rides Program vehicle recipient Kayla Patrick as she sits in the driver's seat of her vehicle

NABC®, Allstate and Crash Champions of Marietta presented a beautifully refurbished 2019 Kia Forte to Kayla Patrick (pictured bottom right). Wellroot Family Services saw the family’s need for transportation for herself and her young children and nominated them for NABC Recycled Rides®.  The gift of reliable transportation will benefit Patrick by providing a reliable way to get to work, make it to their appointments, get her and her family to school and generally open doors for the whole family.

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 LKQ, The Glass Man, Tires Plus, Advanced Remarketing Services, Cars for Charity, Copart, Enterprise, Protech, Caliber Auto Glass, INA Towing, Alan Cox Premier Auto Care, Longhouse Solutions, Keystone, Troncalli, Auto Zone and Accurate Wheel Repair.


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