Balise Collision Repair of West Springfield, MA, and several community donors on Feb. 25 delivered the repaired vehicle to a heroic couple who risked their lives to track down a suspected vehicle in the abduction of a young girl from Springfield in January.
The delivery was made at Balise Collision Repair, 1800 Riverdale St., in West Springfield.
In the chase that ultimately lead police to returning the young girl home safely, the vehicle belonging to Amanda Disley and her husband, Benny Correa, sustained considerable damage to the undercarriage, suspension, brakes, shocks and struts.
After hearing of the story on social media, Balise immediately reached out to the couple to help.
Western Mass News and its “Surprise Squad” helped facilitate the meet-up.
The damage alone would’ve cost thousands of dollars—all of which Balise planned to cover—but to thank the couple for their bravery, Balise Collision Repair chose to take it a step further.
A full overhaul of the vehicle was performed—including new front and rear bumper, undercarriage suspension components, 22-in. platinum wheels and tires.
All dents, dings, rust and rotted areas were repaired and/or replaced, and the vehicle was given a full custom matte black paint job.