Car Presentation to Recipient Took Place Saturday, May 20 in Wylie, TX
MEDIA NOTE: Photos from the NABC Recycled Rides® Presentation are available (here)
WYLIE, TX (May 22, 2023) – On Saturday, May 20, a deserving Dallas area veteran experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide her independence and the ability to work once she graduates in June – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donor Allstate and repair partners Maaco Wylie and Maaco Plano. The presentation was held at the Maaco Wylie Auto Body Shop and the deserving recipient was selected by the VA Medical Center.
“It is an honor to present a NABC Recycled Ride to this deserving veteran and help her continue her path forward,” said Jennifer Hubbard, board member and secretary for the National Auto Body Council® “Thank you to our partners Allstate and Maaco for making this possible. Together we really are changing and saving lives.”
The recipient was:
- Ms. Thompson, who received a 2015 Buick Verano, is a U.S. Army veteran who served from 1985 to 1990. She currently does not have a car, is attending school full-time and must walk to school daily or use public transportation. Ms. Thompson has a grade point average of 4.0 and is committed to achieving her short and long-term goals. She will be graduating in June of 2023 and hopes to secure a position in the IT field. Having reliable transportation will help her achieve that goal.
“I am so grateful to receive this beautiful blue car and the people at Maaco are so nice and friendly. I appreciate them, NABC and other organizations involved with providing me this very needed transportation,” said Ms. Thompson.
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.
Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation included Meineke Car Care, Copart, and 1-800 Charity Cars.
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 more than 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for over 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.
Maaco is North America’s body shop, with over 50 years of experience in providing affordable auto body repair and car painting. Maaco, with more than 400 independently owned and operated franchises across the United States and Canada, has been named a top automotive franchise numerous times by Entrepreneur Magazine in its Annual Franchise 500 ranking and Franchise Times’ list of Top 500 franchises. Maaco is a member of Driven Brands, the largest automotive services company in North America. For more information about Maaco, visit Maaco.com.