Wednesday, 20 July 2022 08:32

NABC Recycled Rides Program Joins Steelers Great to Donate Refurbished Vehicles to Pittsburgh Veterans


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On July 18, Pittsburgh Steelers legend Rocky Bleier and the Veterans Leadership Program helped two deserving Pittsburgh veterans receive donated vehicles to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families.

The presentation was made possible thanks to the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides® program, along with car donors Allstate and Farmers Insurance® and Body by Cochran Collision Monroeville.
The presentation was held at Rosedale Technical College, in conjunction with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) industry reception.


Bleier joined the festivities, along with representatives of Allstate, Farmers Insurance and Body by Cochran Collision, shared stories of inspiration and teamwork, and met with the veterans and other guests.


Bleier is a U.S. Army veteran, drafted while playing for the Steelers to serve in Vietnam. He works in the Pittsburgh community to help other veterans in need.
“I am so pleased to be able to be here and present these cars to veterans in need of transportation,” said Bleier, a four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “I’m proud to work with Veterans Leadership Program, which identified these veterans and connected them with the NABC Recycled Rides program. It is a tribute to our community that we have organizations like them to take care of our veterans. I am very privileged to be able to help with this program. The NABC does this around the country throughout the year and gives away 300 cars to people in need, like single mothers and about 75% to veterans.”


The veteran recipients, who were selected by the Veteran Leadership Program, included:
Anita Richmond, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, was working daily at her full-time job and part-time job as a Lyft driver until her 2007 vehicle experienced extensive transmission issues too expensive to repair. Richmond has since been...

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