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Tuesday, 05 January 2021 21:18

Recycled Rides Gives Norfolk, VA, Single Mom New Wheels

Written by David Macaulay, Virginian-Pilot correspondent
Norfolk resident Deanna Bell, a single mom of five kids, received a refurbished car courtesy of Hendrick Collision Center in Norfolk and a partnership among GEICO, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and United Way of South Hampton Roads. Norfolk resident Deanna Bell, a single mom of five kids, received a refurbished car courtesy of Hendrick Collision Center in Norfolk and a partnership among GEICO, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and United Way of South Hampton Roads.

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Being a single mom isn’t easy as it is, but add in not having access to a car, and life can quickly get more difficult.

Norfolk, VA, resident Deanna Bell, a single mom of five kids, found herself in this situation in May when her car was struck by a hit-and-run driver and she was unable to afford the repair costs.

 

“I had to let one of my jobs go. It was hard for me and my five kids to get around,” she said. “It was even worse because of the pandemic.”

 

Then Recycled Rides stepped in. The initiative, set up in 2007 by the National Auto Body Council, gives repaired cars to deserving recipients.

 

To read more, see the Virginian-Pilot.

 

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