The National Auto Body Council (NABC), along with Travelers and the CARSTAR collision repair locations in Connecticut, recently donated a refurbished van to Special Olympics Connecticut as part of NABC’s Recycled Rides program. The organization now has reliable transportation to move their equipment and gear to and from different practice and competition venues.
The presentation was held at Claim University, Travelers’ training and professional development facility in Windsor, Conn.
“This NABC Recycled Rides presentation was truly special,” said Bill Garoutte, president and CEO of the NABC. “Special Olympics does tremendous work in communities around the country, and it’s an honor to partner with Travelers and CARSTAR to present this van to Special Olympics Connecticut.”
NABC Recycled Rides is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. Since the inception of Recycled Rides in 2007, members of the NABC have donated nearly 2,500 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.
Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides presentation included 1-800 Charity Cars, Connecticut Tire, PDR Linx, Safelite Auto Glass, LKQ Corporate and Auto Body Supplies & Paint.