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Monday, 06 December 2021 20:58

NABC Recycled Rides®, Travelers, CARSTAR Donate Refurbished Vehicle to Community Renewal Team

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On Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Community Renewal Team, which serves Hartford and Middlesex counties in Connecticut, received a 2015 Subaru Outback, thanks to the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides® program along with Travelers and local CARSTAR collision repair locations.

The presentation was held at Travelers Plaza in Hartford, CT. Travelers donated the vehicle, and six area CARSTAR locations in New Britain, Berlin, South Windsor, Bristol, East Hartford and Ellington provided the repairs.

“We are honored to work with Travelers and the CARSTAR locations in Connecticut to give back to the community through an NABC Recycled Ride,” said Bill Garoutte, president and CEO of the NABC. “With reliable transportation, the recipient, Community Renewal Team, can more effectively serve those in need out in the community.”

The Community Renewal Team is dedicated to helping people take steps toward healthy and economically stable futures. Since 1963, it has partnered with local elected officials, providers, funders, businesses and the community to address challenges like hunger, homelessness, unemployment and poverty. Together, they increase access to education, affordable housing, mental health services and much more for thousands of individuals and families throughout Central Connecticut every year.

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 NABC have donated nearly 2,750 vehicles valued at more than $38 million.

Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides presentation included 1-800 Charity Cars, Connecticut Tire, D Professional Auto Glass and Sign Wiz.

 

Source: NABC

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