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NABC Recycled Rides® Program Joined GEICO and Classic Collision To Donate a Refurbished Vehicle to a Deserving Atlanta Woman in Need of Reliable Transportation

Car Presentation Held August 10 at Classic Collision Sandy Springs

MEDIA NOTE: Photos and Video from the Vehicle Presentation Are Available Here

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Deborah Robinson
312.505.4336
drobinson@vmg1.com

Sandy Spring, GA  (August 15, 2022) – On Wednesday, Nicole Watson, a single mother with a six-year-old daughter, experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a 2021 Nissan Versa 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 Classic Collision Sandy Springs.  Fire Chief of Sandy Springs -Keith Sanders was on hand for the presentation.

The presentation was held at Classic Collision Sandy Springs in Sandy Springs, GA. GEICO donated the vehicle and the team at Classic Collision Sandy Springs refurbished it. It is the fifth NABC Recycled Rides® presentation for Classic Collision this year. Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides® presentation included 1-800 Charity Cars, AutoNation, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Global BMW, NCS/Single Source, North Point Volvo, RBM Atlanta, PPG, LKQ, Rick Case Automotive Group, Rick Hendrick Toyota Sandy Springs and UAGE.

Watson was nominated by local charity Every Woman Works, which was selected by Dialogue as a community partner. Watson has overcome significant obstacles in her life. She became a student at Every Woman Works and is on a path to a stable, responsible life. Her one challenge has been the need for reliable transportation to get to work and take care of her daughter. The gift of a vehicle allows her to pursue her career as a freelance designer and social media marketer.

“It has been a challenging, long journey and there were moments where I wanted to give up,” said Watson. “But at the end of the day, I need to be strong and independent for my daughter. She needs me and depends on me. This will help me take care of her and be a better mother for her. I’m so grateful for this gift, in disbelief, but grateful. Thank you to everyone at Every Woman Works, Classic Collision, GEICO, NABC and everyone else who made this possible. I can’t believe it.”

“On behalf of Classic Collision Sandy Springs, I would like to thank NABC, Geico and Every Woman Works,” said Ray Triscik, Area Vice President Operations – Georgia for Classic Collision. “To be able to work on this project and give such a deserving person, Nicole Watson, reliable transportation has been a true gift back to us.  Every employee was deeply involved to make this sure this day was special for Nicole and her daughter.  We would also like to thank all our business partners and vendors that donated time and gifts.  We are so lucky to be involved in NABC and look forward to doing more in the future.”

About Classic Collision

Classic Collision was established in 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia with a single goal: to offer quality service to its customers with integrity and honesty. We do this by employing the best talent and using the highest-quality materials. Classic Collision is one of the largest privately held national providers of auto body repair services with 190 state-of-the-art repair facilities in 15 states across the U.S. For over 37 years, Classic Collision has put customer satisfaction first in all we do. We are proud to provide high-quality auto body repairs with properly trained technicians and the appropriate equipment. We hold numerous manufacturer certifications and factory-direct training which makes us a leader in comprehensive collision repair.

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.

Deborah Robinson
Author: Deborah Robinson