NABC Donates Vehicle to Texas Veteran

The presentation was made April 10 at the Lone Star Changing and Saving Lives Golf Tournament at the Texas Star Golf Course in Dallas.


The National Auto Body Council (NABC) teamed up with GEICO and Caliber Collision Dallas to present a fully refurbished 2018 Kia Soul to Kijafa Adams, a U.S. Army veteran in need of reliable transportation.

The presentation was held April 10 at the Lone Star Changing and Saving Lives Golf Tournament at the Texas Star Golf Course. The 2018 Kia Soul was donated by GEICO and restored by the team at Caliber Collision Dallas.

Adams uses her military experience to empower her as the head of her family and as a volunteer for nonprofit organizations, like the one that nominated her, Grace After Fire. Until the donation, she has had no reliable transportation to get herself and family members to critical medical appointments. The gifted vehicle will relieve much of the pressure on Adams to care for her family, while also living out her personal mission of serving others.

“I'm so ecstatic about my new car -- it's safe, efficient and spacious! It is a perfect fit for us,” Adams exclaimed after the ceremony. “It's more than just a car; it's our safety and comfort. Thank you again to everyone who played a key role and made this possible!”

“Grace After Fire is honored by the opportunity to be able to work with the NABC Recycled Rides program, which creates major change and impact in our women veterans’ lives,” said Amelia Peacock, interim program director of Grace After Fire. “I know the weight that has been lifted off Kijafa's shoulders, simply by knowing that she has reliable transportation for herself and her family, and what she needs to be able to continue her service after the uniform, in her community.”

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 program in 2007, members of the NABC have donated more than 3,300 vehicles valued at some $47 million.

Additional partners in the presentation included Cars for Charity, Advanced Remarketing Services, Copart, Protech Automotive Solutions, Caliber Auto Care, LKQ, Solution Works Paintless Dent Repair and Enterprise.

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