To honor their service to our country, more than 130 veterans across the country each received a completely refurbished vehicle on Veterans Day as members of the National Auto Body Council teamed up with The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies for its third annual Keys To Progress car giveaway.
Keys To Progress is an extension of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™ program and is the single largest one-day vehicle donation. Recycled Rides is an industry-wide program in which companies representing all facets of the collision industry collaborate to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and organizations in need.
Collision repair members of the National Auto Body Council volunteered resources and time to repair the vehicles which were presented at 60 Progressive Service Centers. A number of other National Auto Body Council members contributed parts and materials for the vehicle repair.
“We commend Progressive for its leadership role to support our military men and women by providing the gift of reliable transportation. We are proud to be part of this great effort for the third year in a row,” said Chuck Sulkala, NABC Executive Director. “Keys To Progress is a wonderful opportunity for our members to collaborate with colleagues to give back to their local communities. This truly exemplifies the professionalism and integrity of the collision industry.
Other partners in the Keys To Progress event include:
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car which provides insurance for each donated vehicle for the first six months, and also provided free car rentals to transport families to the Progressive Service Centers for the event as needed. The insurance policies are written by Progressive.
- VRC Investigations, a veteran-owned and operated organization, helps support the recipient selection process each year.
- The Original 1-800-Charity Cars, powered by AudaExplore, a Solera Company, donates resources to facilitate titling and registration of vehicles for recipients.
- Salvage partners Copart and Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) donate some of the vehicles.
- Local charity partners helped to identify the most deserving recipients in each region.