He received a 2016 Mazda CX-5 that was donated by GEICO and refurbished by Son's Collision Centers. Gadson was also nominated by the New Jersey Veterans Network after his 22 years of service as a combat medic and three deployments in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He’s a volunteer EMT who helps other veterans in his community.
Josh Kimmel, a Navy veteran who always wanted to be in the service, was presented a 2017 Honda Civic that was donated by GEICO and refurbished by Auto Pro Collision. He was also nominated by the New Jersey Veterans Network. After his service, he found himself homeless for several years. But he has now found stable housing, gotten married and has a supportive family. The new vehicle will help him take care of his family and find employment.
NABC Recycled Rides is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. Since the inception of the NABC Recycled Rides program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council have donated 2,180 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.