Car Presentation to Recipient Held Recently at Service King Collision Tomball
CHARLOTTE (June 16, 2022) – Recently, a deserving Tomball 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 daughter – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donor Allstate and Service King Collision Tomball.
The presentation was held at Service King Collision Tomball in Tomball, TX. The recipient, Ona Bayette, was selected by Family Promise and received a 2016 Toyota Corolla. The team at Service King donated their time and talents to refurbish the vehicle.
Bayette and her daughter, who is 5, escaped from a domestic violence situation and have been living in shelters for the past year. She left her whole life and all of her possessions behind to protect her daughter. They are now living at a Family Promise shelter.
“With a car, I can take my daughter to school and pick her up,” said Bayette. “I now have a reliable way to get to work and interviews. I am enrolled in classes at Lonestar College and now I can drive to school. This car is such a blessing. It is a major part of the many pieces to starting our new life!”
“Service King is honored to have repaired and donated this vehicle to Ona,” said Jeff McFadden, President of Service King. “Our company is committed to giving back to the communities we serve and it’s very rewarding to be able to live out our commitment through the NABC Recycled Rides® program. We’re excited for Ona and her daughter to regain their independence through reliable transportation. Our passion to help others through the act of service will remain steadfast throughout 2022 and beyond as we continue to transform the lives of deserving individuals and families by providing them with dependable vehicles.”
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 nearly 3,000 vehicles valued at some $42 million.
Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation include 1-800 Charity Cars, LKQ and Enterprise.
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 nearly 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for nearly 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.