Wednesday, 24 March 2021 17:30

Runway Auto, GEICO Donate Refurbished Vehicle to VT Recipient


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On March 12, a deserving Georgia, VT, recipient experienced a life-changing event---the presentation of vehicles to provide independence and the ability to work and take care of her family---thanks to Runway Auto and car donor GEICO, along with the National Auto BodyCouncil Recycled Rides program.

The presentation was held at Runway Auto in South Burlington, VT. The deserving recipient was selected by Vermont Works For Women.

The recipient of the 2012 Subaru is Melissa Tarryk.

“I appreciate this more than I can ever put into words,” Tarryk said. “This car is going to have a domino effect on my life. It will allow me to continue to work with a safe reliable car. I have just accepted a management position in the company I started working with back in December 2019 in an entry level job. Now having this car, I know I can meet my new position requirements, which will then help provide for my family.


"You have no idea how much of a blessing this is and how grateful I am. I hope to one day be able to give back as I have been helped though my journey as a tradeswoman in Vermont.”


“One of my goals as an auto body shop in Vermont is to give back," said Rosann Kramer, owner of Runway Auto. "I know how reliable transportation can transform a life. We are happy to be donating our third vehicle since 2018.”
“What an incredible and lasting impact this gift will make for Melissa and her family’s future---and at a such a critical time for so many,” said Rhoni Basden, executive director of Vermont Works for Women. “We are truly grateful to Runway Auto and all of the partners for inviting us to be a part of this exciting gift for an incredibly deserving woman!”
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 program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council have donated more than 2,600 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.
Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides presentation included 1-800 Charity Cars, Burlington Subaru, Advance Auto Parts, Priority Auto and Town Fair Tire.


Source: NABC


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