The National Auto Body Council (NABC) has announced that its Recycled Rides program will present a Tampa veteran with a vehicle on Sept. 18 at the annual Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) Symposium.
Deundre Williams, 43, has a 40 percent disability due to his military service and will be presented with a 2016 Kia Optima thanks to Allstate, Caliber Collision – St. Petersburg and CIECA. He’s a single dad with a six-year-old daughter. A participant in the HUD-VASH program, he needs reliable transportation to get a job to support his daughter, take her to school and handle daily errands. He was selected by Soldiers’ Angels, a national charity which provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, their families and a growing veteran population.
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 the Recycled Rides program in 2007, NABC members have donated 1,800 vehicles valued at more than $24 million.