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Fire-rescue unit receives new vehicle restored, donated by Service King, State Farm

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 08:00
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The Rutherford County (Tenn.) Fire-Rescue Department, together with its Fire/Arson Investigation unit, received keys to a much-needed response vehicle Friday as part of a donation on behalf of State Farm and Service King Collision Repair Centers. The giveaway was made possible through the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program, which brings together insurers, collision repair companies and local organizations to restore and donate vehicles to individuals and organizations in need.

As part of the giveaway, Service King’s local collision repair technicians volunteered time and expertise to fully restore the 2011 Chevy Impala. The vehicle was donated for the event by State Farm and will be used by Rutherford County’s Fire/Arson unit as well as the State of Tennessee’s canine investigation team.

“The Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Department is excited about the opportunity this vehicle affords our organization to enhance the services provided by our Fire & Arson Investigation Unit,” said Joshua Sanders, Lead Investigator and Unit Supervisor of the Rutherford County Fire-Rescue Department. “As our county continues to grow at a rapid pace, so do the demands on our department. This addition to our fleet will prove to be a valuable asset. Arson is one of the most costly crimes to affect our community as it indirectly contributes to increased insurance premiums, higher medical costs, lost jobs, lost income, and the increased cost of fire services. We would like to thank State Farm, 1-800-Charity Cars, and Service King of Murfreesboro for their partnership in the fulfillment of this mission."

Service King and State Farm are both actively involved in the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program and the Nashville community. Currently, Service King operates 19 locations in the greater Nashville area, and in 2016 its Service King Cares initiative contributed more than $750,000 to non-profit organizations across the U.S.

“The entire Service King family is thrilled to take part in this special donation,” said Matt Billington, Service King Area Director. “We are immensely grateful for the selfless service and sacrifice our first-responders display and hope this small token of our appreciation makes a significant impact on their mission.”

For more information on the organization, or to find a local Service King repair center, visit www.ServiceKing.com and follow the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Service King Collision Repair Centers®, with more than 40 years of experience in the automotive repair industry, is a leading national operator of comprehensive, high-quality collision repair facilities. The organization is consistently recognized for its commitment to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and giving back to the industry through innovative training and recruiting initiatives. Service King traces its roots back to Dallas, Texas and founder Eddie Lennox who opened the very first Service King in 1976. Today, Service King operates locations in 24 states across the U.S. In 2015, Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals. For more information and to find a local Service King, visitwww.ServiceKing.com and follow Service King news on Facebook and Twitter.


The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and nearly 70,000 employees serve more than 84 million policies and accounts – more than 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies, and more than 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 33 on the 2017 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com

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