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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 17:48

Ben Clymer's The Body Shop Gives Away Its 34th Benevolence Vehicle in CA

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Navy Veteran Mathew Moore (center) received a 2016 Toyota Camry from Ben Clymer's The Body Shop at a presentation held at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, CA, on Oct. 4. Navy Veteran Mathew Moore (center) received a 2016 Toyota Camry from Ben Clymer's The Body Shop at a presentation held at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, CA, on Oct. 4.

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"AAA Insurance provides the Benevolence cars, and they have been incredible in letting us pick out the cars ourselves," Bryan said. "We're always looking for 4-cylinder cars with smaller wheels that will require less maintenance. The idea is to give them a vehicle that won't burn a lot of gas and that the tires won't be expensive when they need to change them. Our very first recipient is still driving the car we gave her, so we know over the years what types of cars to give away."

 

The industry, community and employees at Ben Clymer's all get involved in each car presentation.

 

"The teams at all of our five locations work on the vehicles on their time and also help us pick each recipient," Bryan said. "It's their call and their decision in the end so that they can play an integral part of the entire process."

 

Local vendors donate time and products to make the program work.

 

"Bud's Tires gave us the tires and Enterprise donated the money for one year of car insurance, which we purchased from AAA," he said. "PPG and Martin Auto Color provided us with paint and body materials, and we also got parts from local parts suppliers."


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