On Nov. 14, 2019, a deserving Burlington recipient experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide her independence and the ability to work and take care of her family – thanks to Runway Auto, Collision Repair Specialists and car donor GEICO Insurance Company along with the National Auto Body Council™ Recycled Rides®.
The presentation was held at Runway Auto, 3 Commerce Avenue in South Burlington, Vt. The deserving recipient was selected by ANEW Place.
“It is easy to take transportation for granted when you have it. Most of us cannot imagine how our day to day lives would change without our vehicles. As a small business we want to be a part of our community and give back in some way. This is the second time we have been able to donate a vehicle to a deserving individual in the community. It was a pleasure to work with ANEW Place in putting us in contact with Stephanie. Stephanie fled domestic violence, coming to Vermont and working her way out of homelessness. This vehicle will be step in her life’s journey. Our goal is to have a positive impact on someone who is working to better themselves or their community. This is the perfect fit.”
The recipient was Stephanie Bailey, a mom who came to Vermont fleeing domestic violence who is working her way out of homelessness. The gift of a 2015 Subaru Impreza Wagon provides her with reliable transportation and a positive change in her life.
“This makes such a difference in my life,” said Bailey. “It feels so good to be supported by so many people. Thank you.”
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 National Auto Body Council have donated more than 2,200 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.
Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides presentation included 1-800 Charity Cars, Advance Auto Parts, Priority Auto, asTech, All Star Auto Lights, Jerry Brown’s Auto Parts Center, Twin City Subaru, Keystone, Spillane’s Towing & Recovery and SafeLite AutoGlass
ABOUT THE NATIONAL AUTO BODY COUNCIL™
The National Auto Body Council™ is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council™ has gifted more than 2,200 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for over 1,000 First Responders and contributed to thousands of distracted driving pledges in communities through NABC™ Recycled Rides®, NABC™ First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC™ Distracted Driving Initiative™. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC™ membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council™ is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit www.NationalAutoBodyCouncil.org.
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