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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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...plenty of other vehicles whose recipients have yet to be identified. NABC partners with 1.800.Charity.Cars, which vets the vehicle recipient for each NABC Recycled Ride.

 

Unfortunately, there is a larger pool of potential recipients than normal.

 

“The number of people requesting vehicles through NABC Recycled Rides has grown by nearly 20% due to COVID,” Garoutte noted. “There’s more need because many people have lost their jobs and vehicles. This is an important way the industry can help these folks get back on their feet---reliable transportation allows them to hold a job.

 

"We aren’t looking to give handouts; we’re working with our partners to give a hand-up. Our mantra is changing and saving lives every day, and providing reliable transportation for someone in need is literally life-altering.”

 

The NABC F.R.E.E. and DDI programs are also impactful and support the organization’s goals. Due to social distancing mandates, those programs have largely been postponed, but NABC is hopeful about “figuring out how to work around it in the environment we’re in because our initiatives are very critical,” Garoutte said.

 

“All the firefighters and police officers who’ve taken advantage of a NABC F.R.E.E. event has expressed appreciation for the insights into hold to extricate people quicker and safer because every minute, or even each second, moves us forward in potentially saving lives. NABC is well positioned and staffed to make all this come to life in 2021.”

 

NABC knows their efforts would not be possible without the support of their industry partners.

 

“We’ve been very fortunate that our partners have continued to stay engaged, despite things slowing down,” Marlow said. “We’re very blessed to have such loyal partners. It’s been a tough year for everyone, but...


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