GEICO, a longtime supporter of the NABC Recycled Rides program, achieved a major milestone recently, as its Arizona office representing customers in the Southwest and Pacific NW donated its 100th vehicle to the initiative.
GEICO worked with Gerber Collision & Glass of Las Vegas to present the vehicle to a deserving Las Vegas resident, which will provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families.
The presentation was held at the Gerber Collision & Glass in Las Vegas. The deserving recipient, Demetra Childers-Hall, was selected by Family Promise of Las Vegas.
"GEICO is so proud to be part of the NABC Recycled Rides program, and achieving 100 cars donated from our Arizona office is a major accomplishment,” said Sidy Dieng, GEICO's assistant vice president in Tucson. "NABC Recycled Rides exemplifies our effort to support the local communities where we live and work.
"I want to thank all our associates and partners who helped along the way; without them, we would not have been able to provide the vehicles to those who truly need them. Above all, we wish Ms. Childers-Hall and her family many happy miles."
“It’s been an honor to work with GEICO as a level one sponsor of the National Auto Body Council for many years, and we greatly appreciate their many contributions over the years," said Bill Garoutte, president and CEO of the NABC. "In fact, they have donated more than 50% of the vehicles we presented in 2020.
"The donation of 100 vehicles alone by GEICO’s Arizona office in recent years is a tremendous contribution to helping these recipients and their families achieve independence, employment and positive lives. We thank them for all of their support of this program."
Childers-Hall received a 2017 Honda Civic, donated by GEICO and restored by Gerber Collision & Glass.
A single mother who faced challenges retaining employment while caring for her young son with special medical conditions, she has worked continually to regain stability and independence. A workplace injury and COVID presented additional challenges, but she battled consistently to care for her family and keep her job.
The gift of reliable transportation means...