NABC Recycled Rides™ Program Joins Farmers Insurance® in Donating Four Refurbished Vehicles to Two Kansas City Charities and a Deserving Student in Need of Reliable Transportation

– Last week, two Kansas City charities and one deserving local college student experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of vehicles that will provide the student independence and the ability to attend class and allow the charities to support their constituents – thanks to the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™ program, Farmers Insurance®, Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, CARSTAR Cunningham Auto & Collision and Collision Works.  The presentation was held at Farmers Insurance office in Olathe, KS.  
 
“Farmers Insurance® is dedicated to serving others and building stronger communities where our employees, customers and agents live and work,” said Brian Siegel, Logistics Manager for the Farmers Catastrophe Response Team.“We at Farmers® are honored to donate vehicles to organizations making a positive impact in our local community. We hope the reliable transportation will serve individuals and help meet their various needs.”
 
Veterans Community Project in Kansas City, MO received two vehicles, a 2010 Ford Fusion repaired by CARSTAR Cunningham Auto & Collision and a 2016 Chevy Trax repaired by Collision Works in Wichita, KS.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City – Olathe Unit received a 2008 Jeep Liberty repaired by Van Chevrolet, a Berkshire Hathaway Automotive repair facility.

Carolyn Wing, a Pittsburg State University student who was nominated by the Olathe Public Schools Foundation, received a 2016 Ford Fiesta. This vehicle was also repaired by CARSTAR Cunningham Auto & Collision.
 
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 Recycled Rides™ program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council have donated more than 2,000 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.
 
Contributing partners on the program were Andy's Tow, Auto Tow & Recovery, Auto Zone, Blue Springs Ford, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, Copart, 800 Charity Cars, ColorVision, Howard PDC, Alloy Wheel, KC Bumper Services, Keystone, PPG, Safelite and Van Chevrolet Service Dept.    
 
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 more than 2,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for over 1,000 First Responders and contributed to thousands of distracted driving pledges in communities through NABC Recycled Rides™, First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the Distracted Driving Initiative. 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.

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