The National Auto Body Council (NABC) announced that body shop s and insurers in Arizona have joined together to donate five recycled vehicles to Arizona Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapters and the Military Families Foundation as part of the Recycled Rides project.
Through NABC’s annual Recycled Rides project, collision repairers, insurers and other industry participants work together to refurbish vehicles and donate them to local families or organizations in need. Recycled Rides is scheduled to give away cars on Nov. 23 the Monday before Thanksgiving.
The idea to donate multiple vehicles to help the state’s disabled veterans originated last year when Bob Schubert, owner of Impact Auto Body in Mesa, Ariz., first got involved with Recycled Rides.
“My wife and I were considering several different charities when we thought, ‘Why don’t we help our veterans?’” he said. “That’s when we decided to contact the Arizona DAV.”
Last year, Impact Auto Body donated a van with a patriotic “wrap” design to a DAV chapter. This year, Arizona shops Impact Auto Body, Auto Body World, Invision Auto Body, 911 Collision Centers and Select Auto Body will make more patriotic-themed vehicles to donate at a special ceremony at the state Capitol.
Esurance, State Farm and USAA Insurance provided vehicles to recycle for the donations.