Friday, 15 March 2019 22:21

NABC Recycled Rides Donates 4 Refurbished Vehicles to Student, Charities in KS

Two Kansas City charities and one deserving local college student recently experienced a life-changing event---the presentation of vehicles that will provide the student independence and the ability to attend class and provide the charities with the ability to support their constituents.


The donation was made possible by 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 vehicles to be donated 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 to 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.