Five Florida Families Receive Gift of Reliable Transportation at NACE from NABC Recycled Rides - BodyShop Business

Five Florida Families Receive Gift of Reliable Transportation at NACE from NABC Recycled Rides

continue leading productive lives.  

Marenza Guyos and her 4‐year-old daughter from Jacksonville, Fla., are receiving their vehicle in conjunction with the charity Community Connections located in the same city.

Two recipient families are graduates of Family Promise of Orlando, Fla., a non‐profit, interfaith network that provides support to families in crisis. The first of these, the Fox family, consists of a mother and father and four children, three of which have special needs that require frequent doctors’ appointments that are difficult to keep when public transportation is the only option.  

The Yates family is the second Family Promise recipient. They moved to Florida to take care of a sick aunt. After experiencing initial difficulty finding full‐time jobs, both parents are now employed and have saved enough money to move into a home with their 16‐year old daughter. However, a lack of reliable transportation continues to impede their economic progress, forcing them to spend a disproportionate amount of time shopping for of groceries, running errands and going to doctors’ appointments.  

Vehicles for the other two recipient families are being facilitated by the charity Wheels for Success. Diana is a mother of three children, ages 5, 6 and 8. She needs a vehicle for a variety of reasons: transporting her children to school, bringing her father to doctor’s appointments and getting to and from school, where she is getting an education that will help her better her family’s prospects.  

The second Wheels for Success recipient family is headed by Michael and Ivy Rossi, who have two children, ages 6 and 8. Michael is physically disabled and receives state assistance. This vehicle will help the family get back on their feet.

Esurance, Allstate and State Farm are the contributing insurance companies who made available the vehicles to be repaired. The collision repair facilities doing the work are NABC members Sterling Autobody Centers, Sunbeam Auto Body and Automotive Resurrection CARSTAR.  

“The five families being gifted vehicles in Orlando are just a fraction of the 150 families who will receive the gift of reliable transportation from Recycled Rides this year,” said Recycled Rides Co‐Chairman and President of Sterling Autobody Centers Nick Notte. “That’s 150 families who will receive the opportunity to make better lives for themselves through the intra‐industry efforts of the program. I am grateful to be part of a project that clearly illustrates the giving nature of NABC members and the collision repair industry in general.”  

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