NABC Recycled Rides® Program Joined GEICO and #1 Cochran To Donate a Refurbished Vehicle to a Pittsburgh Veteran in Need of Reliable Transportation

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Car Presentation to Recipient Took Place December 12

MEDIA NOTE: Photos and video from the NABC Recycled Rides® Presentation are available (here)

PITTSBURGH, PA – December 15, 2023 – On December 12, a Pittsburgh area veteran experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of  a vehicle to provide him independence and the ability to work – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donor GEICO and collision repair partner Body by Cochran, a division of #1 Cochran Automotive Collision Castle Shannon.

The presentation was held at # 1 Cochran Honda Johnstown and the deserving veteran, De’Audric Harris, who was nominated by Veterans Leadership Program, received a beautifully refurbished 2012 Chrysler 200.

 Harris, who served in the U.S. Army from 2013 to 2017, is currently a traveling nurse LPN and needs transportation to get to work. Recently divorced, the Veterans Leadership Program helped him secure new housing.  In his current role, he enjoys giving back to the community by taking care of the elderly population, many who also served in the military. The gift of a reliable vehicle will help him continue to help others in the Johnston community.

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 3,200 vehicles valued at some $46 million.

Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation include 1-800 Charity Cars, Enterprise, Tri-River Towing, and Toona Automotive Paint and Supplies.


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 3,200 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for more than 5,500 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