The Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists Association (CCRS), a member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), is partnering with two Connecticut non-profits: Hands On Hartford and New Haven Home Recovery, Inc., as part of NABC’s Recycled Rides program.
The CCRS Community Awareness Committee leads the project, with members of CCRS repairing and donating four recycled vehicles to Connecticut families in need. Both participating organizations will help CCRS locate individuals in transition who need reliable transportation.
The four qualifying Connecticut families will be announced and awarded their cars on “Rideaway Day” on Nov. 23, part of NABC’s nationwide Recycled Rides event. On that day, nearly 150 cars are expected to be donated nationally.
“We are excited about participating in Recycled Rides,” said Doug Sudell, CEO of Hands On Hartford. “It’s an opportunity to help individuals who need a vehicle to fully transition into a job situation and provide for their families.”
KellyAnn Day, executive director of New Haven Home Recovery, Inc. said, “CCRS has a history of helping those in need in our community, and we’re proud to be a part of this program.”
Lisa Siembab, CCRS executive director, said more than a dozen CCRS member shops will participate in the Recycled Rides project.
CCRS vehicles were donated by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Progressive Insurance and other partners within the industry.
For more information about Recycled Rides, visit www.autobodycouncil.org.