Friday, 23 July 2021 08:30

NABC Recycled Rides Program, Partners Donate Refurbished Vehicles to 4 NJ Veterans


...18-year-old adopted daughter and challenges with chronic pain and mobility, a reliable car will make her life much easier.


“Thanks to everyone who had anything to do with this. God bless you,” said Bowers. “This means so much to me. I’ve always bought secondhand cars that are not very reliable. I volunteer with my church and take people to appointments, church and other activities, but it was hard with an unreliable car. Having a 2018 car is just amazing. Thank you!” 
Pedro Muriel is a U.S. Army veteran who served several tours of duty but faced challenges when he returned home. Today, he is the single father of four boys and works to give back to other veterans in need. He received a 2017 Hyundai Elantra donated by GEICO and refurbished by Caliber Collision Pennsauken.
“Thank you to everyone who had a hand in this,” said Muriel. “Thank you to Michael Boll from the Veteran’s Network. That guy is amazing. This means a lot to me. As a single father, not having a reliable car makes it hard to get around. But I don’t make excuses, I do what I have to do as a dad. This will help me out tremendously and I will pay it forward. This will allow me opportunity to help more veterans.”
Hazel Rogers was presented a 2018 Hyundai Elantra donated by GEICO and repaired by Caliber Collision Pennington. She served in the U.S. Army as a cook stationed primarily in Germany. Without a reliable vehicle today, she is challenged to care for her family and herself.
“This car is an incredible gift,” said Rogers. “Not only will it give me a way to get back and forth to medical appointments and such. My daughter is in college and I try to go see her once a semester. We’ve had quite a bit of struggles the last year and I lost my dad to COVID. This will help us get back to our life. Thank you to anybody who had anything to do with repairing this vehicle. This is life changing.”
The lead technician who handled the repairs for both of the Caliber Collision locations, Thomas Adams, donates his time and talents to repair NABC Recycled Rides for...