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Friday, 15 January 2021 19:47

NABC Leadership Shares 2021 Outlook

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Newly-elected Chairman Clint Marlow joined President and CEO Bill Garoutte to discuss NABC’s outlook for the new year. Newly-elected Chairman Clint Marlow joined President and CEO Bill Garoutte to discuss NABC’s outlook for the new year.

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...providing our partners with resources to help them stay engaged in the communities where they live and work. Implementing our programs in their markets allows them to be local heroes.”

 

During the second half of 2020, NABC and its partners gifted nearly 90 NABC Recycled Rides in safe, socially distanced scenarios. Some of the giftings were broadcast on Facebook Live, but many were conducted privately, with only one or two individuals delivering the vehicle to its recipient.

 

“Recent giftings have been more low-key, but these shops and partners don’t mind---they feel just as good being able to connect with their communities and provide a hand-up to someone in need,” Garoutte explained. “They leave feeling just as energized and satisfied as they would if TV cameras were present.”

 

Marlow added, “Folks may walk out of a NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.) or a NABC Distracted Driving Initiative (DDI) event without having their heartstrings pulled, but no one walks away from a NABC Recycled Ride gifting without feeling passionate.”

 

NABC intends to continue gifting NABC Recycled Rides this year. They currently have more than 100 vehicles close to being gifted, many delayed by DMV closings.

 

“All our partners showed their commitment to NABC by staying as engaged as ever,” Marlow said. “They prepared the vehicles without skipping a beat, even the trade schools who work on some of these vehicles. The only hiccough we’ve had is related to the DMV and titling.”

 

Even outside of the COVID era, titling tends to be the most challenging part of the process in the NABC Recycled Rides program.

 

“It’s more difficult than average to get that titling completed in today’s environment,” Marlow said. “Due to DMV closures and appointment requirements related to the ‘new normal,’ we have around 20 vehicles that are complete and just waiting to transfer title. It’s a hurdle, but we’re figuring it out.”

 

Most of the individuals who will receive the completed vehicles have been informed and made aware of the situation, but there are...


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