The Greater Southern Tier Board of Cooperative Education Services (GST BOCES),GEICO and NABC Recycled Rides® Program Donated a Refurbished Vehicle to a Deserving Iraq War Veteran

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

PAINTED POST, NY (July 12, 2023) — A deserving local Iraq War Veteran experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide her with independence and the ability to get to work at the WNY VA, attend college and service dog training — thanks to the National Auto Body Council™ Recycled Rides® program along with GST BOCES and car donor GEICO.

The presentation took place on Friday, July 7, at the GST BOCES Coopers Campus (9579 Vocational Drive, Painted Post).  The recipient was selected by WNY Heroes, Inc.   

The Auto Body Repair and Automotive Technology classes at the GST BOCES Coopers campus worked together to repair the 2019 Honda Pilot donated by GEICO. Several local businesses contributed to the project, including WNY Heroes, Williams Honda, Empire Auto Parts, Liquidz Auto Body Supply, Dunning Auto Parts (NAPA), Firestone, Dent Ninja and BFTP.

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.


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