Wednesday, 06 April 2022 08:43

NABC Recycled Rides® Program Donates Refurbished Vehicle to Ronald McDonald House Charities® of St. Louis 


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On April 4, the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides® program teamed up with the Certified Collision Group at its inaugural conference to present a refurbished vehicle to the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of St. Louis.

The vehicle, a 2017 Ford Escape, was donated by Allstate and repaired by CCG member Schaefer Autobody, which has 14 locations throughout the St. Louis area. St. Louis-based Enterprise “stuffed the trunk” with wish list items for operations at Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis.


The vehicle will be used to provide transportation for the families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis while their children are being treated at area children’s hospitals.
The presentation was held at the CCG Conference at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch.


"Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis provides a home-away-from-home to families from across the United States and the world,” said Dan Harbaugh, president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis. “For many of our families, safe and reliable transportation is a huge barrier for them, especially when their child is receiving medical treatment. Now, with the help from the National Auto Body Council and the NABC Recycled Rides program, with this new vehicle we can go the extra mile for families by helping relieve the burden of transportation."
For Scott Schaefer, owner of Schaefer Autobody, the involvement in this project is a labor of love.
“We have always wanted to do a NABC Recycled Ride vehicle to help children and families being treated at the local children’s hospital,” said Schaefer. “Our family has a passion for supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities and the local hospital through our own experiences. This project has allowed us to combine that passion for helping others with the passion we have for delivering the highest-quality repairs every day. We’re honored to be able to refurbish and present this vehicle to help families in need.”
NABC Recycled Rides is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry team up to...

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