Car Presentation to Recipients Took Place on June 8 at Family Promise of Greater Phoenix
MEDIA NOTE: Photos and video from the NABC Recycled Rides® Presentation are available (here)
Scottsdale, AZ (June 14, 2023) – On June 8, a deserving Scottsdale resident 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 the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donor GEICO and Painter’s Collision Centers.
The recipient was chosen by the Family Promise of Greater Phoenix and here is more information about her.
- Angelica Wells, who received 2020 Kia Soul, became a mother when her sister passed away and she adopted her two children (ages 7 and 8). Then, she relied on her mother to care for the children while she worked. Sadly, her mother passed away three years ago. Angelica moved to Arizona for the support she felt she would find here. After several months she found that she didn’t have the help she needed with childcare. She lost her job and consequently housing. Family Promise welcomed them into their shelter, and the family successfully completed the program. Family Promise reports that they have been impressed with Angelica’s perseverance under some very challenging circumstances. Because her car was repossessed after losing her job, she has been paying high car rental costs to transport her children to school and herself to work. A reliable vehicle will help her maintain the stability and security that she has worked so hard to create. Having this vehicle will mean that she and her family will be relieved of an unsustainable financial burden and will allow them the opportunity to save for a more promising future.
“The team at Painter’s Collision Centers is committed to our community and the partners we work with,” said Jim Huard, owner, Painter’s Collision Centers. “We believe in giving back, and when approached by GEICO and asked if we would be willing to volunteer our time, and vendor partnerships to get this vehicle back on the road we jumped on the opportunity. We were thrilled with the recipient chosen by the NABC. She is very deserving and it was a true pleasure to gift this vehicle to her and her family. The family was so pleased with the 2020 Kia Soul.
“The hardship of not having a vehicle in our climate, in such a large city is almost impossible,” said Doni Miller Director of Graduate Programs, Family Promise of Greater Phoenix.
“Just want to say thank you all again,” said Angelica Wells, Family Promise graduate and NABC Recycled Ride® recipient. ”We are so grateful for all that you have done for us. We really appreciate it.”
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.
GEICO donates vehicles to the NABC Recycled Rides® program, which is designed to help individuals, families, or organizations in need with the gift of transportation. In 2022, GEICO has donated more than 200 vehicles to the NABC Recycled Rides® program.
Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation include 1-800 Charity Cars, Enterprise, Dent Wizard Smart Repairs, The Wheel King, East Valley Auto Glass, Elitek Vehicle Services and Big O Tires.
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.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 30 million vehicles in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, GEICO constantly strives to make lives better by protecting people against unexpected events while saving them money and providing an outstanding customer experience. Along with personal auto insurance, commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. Homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft, term life, and more coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Visit geico.com for a quote or to learn more.