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Vehicles Restored by Sterling Autobody as part of national Recycled Rides program.
On November 22, Allstate Insurance and Sterling Autobody hope to brighten the holidays for families and charities across the country with the donation of 30 newly refurbished automobiles. The vehicles, which will either be used by the receiving organization or given to an individual or family in need, will be provided in partnership with the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides Program.
“Our participation in the Recycled Rides Program is an extension of Allstate’s commitment to our local communities. These cars represent more than a way to get around, but a way to empower families and charities to accomplish simple tasks impossible without reliable transportation,” said Bill Daly, Allstate assistant vice president for auto claims.
Each vehicle was refurbished by technicians at Sterling Autobody Centers, who spent significant time and effort to transform each car inside and out.
“Sterling is extremely proud to be part of the Recycled Rides program,” said Bob Benjamin, Sterling Autobody Centers vice president of operations. “We believe it’s important to give back to our local communities, and Recycled Rides allows employees to use their time and talents to make a significant difference in the lives of many.”
The Recycled Rides program got its start five years ago following Hurricane Katrina. The collision repair industry as a whole responded to the needs of the many displaced individuals by offering employment, tools, equipment and in some cases, housing. The collision repair industry has since collaborated on a program to provide refurbished vehicles to people and organizations in need. Although the concept was initiated to help victims of Katrina, it has continued as a national program.
Last year, NABC members came together to give away approximately 80 vehicles just before the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, the organization hopes to nearly double that, with a goal of gifting 150 vehicles to families and non-profit organizations.