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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 23:30

NABC Recycled Rides Presents 4 Refurbished Vehicles to Palm Springs, CA, Recipients


Layla Williams had to make the tough choice between keeping her car or putting a roof over the heads of her two children, one of whom is disabled. They were sleeping at rest stops or low-budget hotels, which was very difficult with a disabled son. She chose more adequate housing for her family over the car, then faced the challenge of finding someone to take her son for his medical appointments. For Williams, a car would allow her to take care of her family, get to the grocery store, run errands and get her son to treatment. Williams received a 2015 Honda Civic LX that was donated by GEICO and repaired by Service King of Ontario. Additional partners include 1-800-Charity Cars, LKQ, Moss Brothers Wholesale Parts and Auto Nation Collision Parts.


• For Stephanie Conde and her family, finding transportation for medical treatment and doctors’ appointments is a challenge. Her 16-month-old son was born with cerebral palsy and needs to visit the hospital in Loma Linda regularly. This makes caring for her 4-year-old difficult. The gift of reliable transportation will make things easier on the entire family and help ensure her son receives routine medical care. Conde was gifted a 2017 Hyundai Sonata that was donated by Hertz and repaired by Fix Auto Cathedral City. Additional partners are 1-800-Charity Cars and Fix Auto Cathedral City parts department.


Perla Puentes was delighted to learn of her pregnancy, but as her due date approached, she learned that her baby had Down’s Syndrome. She needed to travel regularly to the hospital in Loma Linda for pre-natal care. At the same time, their family car had a series of mechanical issues, making it unreliable for the trip. Now that the baby has arrived, their need for reliable transportation for medical care is even more critical. The gift of a vehicle will make it easier for Puentes to care for her child and the family. The Puentes family received a 2017 Toyota Camry LE that was donated by Allstate and repaired by Caliber Coachella Valley. Additional partners include 1-800-Charity Cars, Allen Tire Company, NAPA Auto Parts, Toyota of the Desert, Cathedral City Car Wash and PS Autoglass.


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 Recycled Rides™ program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council have donated more than 2,000 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.

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