Tuesday, 26 July 2022 08:29

NABC Joins USAA’s Ongoing 100th Anniversary Celebration by Donating 5 Vehicles to Washington Military Members


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On July 21, five deserving Washington military members and their families were honored at Lakewood City Hall in Lakewood, WA, and presented with National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides® vehicles, all donated by USAA.

The vehicles were refurbished by Seattle collision repair partners Lacey Collision Center and Certified Collision Group affiliates Collision 1 Auburn, Trew Auto Body, 1st Class Auto Body-Burlington and 1st Class Auto Body-Bellingham.


The presentation was part of USAA’s 100th anniversary celebration, through which it will gift 100 NABC Recycled Rides vehicles to military families across the country, including Nashville, Seattle, Chesapeake, Savannah, Charlotte, Colorado Springs, Denver, Phoenix, Tampa, San Diego and finally San Antonio later this year.
“Today USAA is presenting vehicles to five deserving military families to give them the gift of reliable transportation in commemoration of USAA’s 100th anniversary,” said Luke Harris, VP of innovation, USAA. “Thank you to our many partners, including the NABC Recycled Rides program, for making this possible.”
For 100 years, USAA’s mission has served active-duty service members, veterans and their families. Recipients have been nominated by nonprofit organizations to receive an NABC Recycled Ride. With the partnership of the NABC, a nonprofit committed to serving their communities, and many in the collision repair industry, vehicles are repaired and donated to those identified as in need of reliable transportation.
“We are so grateful to see this program come to Lakewood,” said Mary Moss, deputy mayor of Lakewood, who presented a proclamation naming it USAA Day in Lakewood. “Our military community is very important to us, and we are honored to be a part of USAA’s 100th anniversary celebration to present NABC Recycled Rides to five enlisted men and women who will benefit tremendously from the gift of reliable transportation.”
The recipients were selected by Support the Enlisted Project (STEP), which builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted members and recently discharged enlisted veterans and their families facing financial crisis through...

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