Las Vegas Veterans Receive Donated Vehicles from NABC Recycled Rides Program
Published Nov. 21, 2022
During the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, three deserving local veterans were presentated vehicles to provide them independence and the ability to work and take care of their families, thanks to the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides® program along with car donor GEICO and Gerber Collision & Glass of Las Vegas.
The presentation was held at the new Gerber Collision & Glass location in North Las Vegas. The deserving recipients were selected by U.S. Vets of Las Vegas.
In 2022, GEICO has donated more than 200 vehicles to the NABC Recycled Rides program, and Gerber Collision & Glass has refurbished, or is restoring, more than 40 vehicles.
“GEICO is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve and to people in need, including our nation’s veterans. GEICO is proud to be able to get these deserving veterans reliable transportation,” said Tory Penry, vice president, auto damage, GEICO.
The recipients included Richard Felix, U.S. Air Force veteran; Gregory Anderson, U.S. Navy veteran; and Amber Smart, U.S. Navy veteran.
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 NABC Recycled Rides program in 2007, members of the NABC have donated more than 3,000 vehicles valued at some $42 million.
Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides presentation included 1-800 Charity Cars, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, LKQ and Copart.
“It’s an honor to celebrate these three veterans’ next step toward independence, thanks to our NABC members GEICO and Gerber Collision & Glass,” said Scott Sampley, chairman of the NABC. “We’re proud to work with these great companies who donate vehicles and refurbish them to help those who have served our country.”