Car Presentation Took Place Thursday, May 18 at Ronald McDonald House Charities Office
MEDIA NOTE: Photos and video from the NABC Recycled Rides® Presentation are available (here)
COLUMBUS, OHIO (May 22, 2023) – On Thursday, May 18, the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donor Hertz and repair partner Gerber Collision & Glass presented a 2020 Ford El Cargo Van to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Ohio. The van will help with the transportation needs of the facility including bringing in supplies for visiting families.
“We are thrilled to work with Hertz and Gerber Collision & Glass to provide a needed cargo van for RMHC. This is a great opportunity for us to help one of the leading Columbus organizations helping families,” said Kevin Creegan, National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® committee co-chair.
“McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio relies on the generosity of people and organizations, and this vehicle is a tremendously generous donation. We can’t thank enough the NABC, Hertz, and Gerber Collision & Glass for pulling together to make this gift possible,” said Ryan Wilkins, chief marketing officer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.
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 Auto Now Glass, a Driven Brands company, Copart and I-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.