Car Presentation Held Wednesday, June 15, at the Gerber Collision in Tampa
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CHARLOTTE (June 15, 2022) – On Wednesday, June 15, a deserving Tampa veteran received a vehicle to provide her independence and the ability to care for her family — thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donor Farmers Insurance® and Gerber Collision & Glass.
The presentation was held at Gerber Collision & Glass, 9002 E. Adamo Drive, in Tampa, FL. NABC®, the Bristol West® team at Farmers Insurance® and Gerber Collision & Glass presented a 2017 Mazda 3 to a U.S. Army veteran who was selected by the Wounded Warrior Project. Having reliable transportation will help the mother of three who works full time to continue to regain her independence and support her family. Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation include 1-800 Charity Cars, LKQ, Keystone and ED Professional Detail Company.
“It’s amazing for me and my family,” said Marnelia, who served in the U.S. Army. “It’s a feeling I can’t explain. Now we will be able to move around with my kids, and I won’t have to just go to a job that is near my house. It is a blessing.”
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.
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.