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Monday, 20 September 2021 15:56

NABC Recycled Rides® Donates Refurbished Vehicles to 4 St. Louis Veterans

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On Sept. 13, four deserving St. Louis veterans experienced a life-changing event---the presentation of four vehicles that will provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families---thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides® program along with car donors Allstate, Farmers Insurance®, GEICO and Travelers Insurance and repair partners Schaefer Autobody, Caliber Collision and Tech-Cor.

The presentation was held as part of the second annual NABC Pars for Cars Golf Fundraiser presented by Enterprise at Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, MO. More than 100 NABC members, guests and collision repair industry leaders were on hand for the emotional presentation.
 
“We are so honored to present four NABC Recycled Rides to these four deserving heroes,” said Clint Marlow, chairman of the NABC Board of Directors and claims director for Allstate. “We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude for their service and sacrifice. Working with our insurance members and collision repair partners, we’re proud to be able provide them and their families the gift of reliable transportation and independence.”
 
The veterans were selected by the Joshua Chamberlain Society, a grassroots, nonprofit charity formed with the mission of providing long term support to veterans from local areas who have sustained permanent combat injuries fighting the long war on terrorism for our nation. It also provides long-term support to the children of local veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in our service. Founded in St. Louis, it has now expanded into additional chapters serving the Nashville and Houston areas.
 
The veterans receiving vehicles included:

 

Todd Nicely, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, served in Iraq and Afghanistan, receiving the Purple Heart and Navy Achievement Medal. He was severely injured in an explosive blast, and lost all four limbs. He returned to the U.S. for treatment, surgeries and new prosthetic limbs. Today, he lives in Imperial, MO, just outside of St. Louis with his wife, Michelle, and three kids. Having reliable transportation would allow his family to be able to get to work, school and daily activities.

 

They receive a 2016 Kia Forte donated by Travelers Insurance and repaired by Schaefer Autobody.

 

Tyler Huffman, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was deployed to Afghanistan. He suffered a...


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