NABC Recycled Rides™ Program Partners with Esurance to Donate Two Refurbished Vehicles to Deserving Paradise, CA Recipients Impacted by the Campfire Wildfire

CHARLOTTE (April 1, 2019) – On April 12, two Paradise, CA, residents will experience a life-changing event – the presentation of vehicles to provide them reliable transportation following the massive wildfires that destroyed the region – thanks to the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™ program, Esurance, Duane’s Body Shop and Fabian’s Collision Center.  The presentation will be held at the Paradise, CA, police station.
WHO:  NABC Recycled Rides™ program, along with partners:
Esurance, which donated the vehicles
Fabian’s Collision Center in Stockton, CA, and Duane’s Body Shop in Sacramento, CA, which handled the repairs
WHAT:  NABC and Esurance, along with the repair partners, will present two vehicles to deserving individuals impacted by the northern California wildfire that burned through Paradise, CA

Paradise Police Department officer Matthew Gates, who worked tirelessly through the wildfires, will receive a 2016 Subaru Impreza that was repaired at Duane's Body Shop in Sacramento, CA.  Gates, along with his wife and two young sons, lost his home and car in the wildfires, leaving him with no reliable transportation for his family.
Paradise resident Billy Pickett, who lost everything in the fire, will receive a 2014 Nissan Rogue that was repaired at Fabian's Collision Center in Stockton, CA.  A new reliable vehicle will allow Pickett to find a new job and get back on his feet.

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 are Maita Subaru, Pacific Rims, Inc., Sanctioned Motor Sports and 800 Charity Cars.
WHERE:  Paradise, CA Police Station
              5595 Black Olive Dr.
              Paradise, CA 95969
WHEN: Friday, April 12, 2019, at 2 p.m. PT
Media Opportunities: Media members will have an opportunity to cover the unveiling of the cars and presentation to the recipients, as well as interview the recipients and representatives from NABC, Esurance and the repair partners.
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

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