Recycled Ride Will Help California Charity Deliver Hot Meals - BodyShop Business

Recycled Ride Will Help California Charity Deliver Hot Meals

As part of giving  back to the communities its serves, Valley Motor Center of Van Nuys, Calif., refurbished a 2004 Honda Odyssey minivan and donated it to ONEgeneration, a local charity, on Nov. 23 as part of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides program.

Among its many services, ONEgeneration provides and delivers hot meals to people who can not afford it or who are homebound, with more than 175,000 delivered last year. Thus, the “new” vehicle this non-profit organization now owns will not only get meals to those in great need throughout the San Fernando Valley, but will also be used for adult daycare, childcare, healthcare and many other good works, Valley Motor Center says.

“Our goal is to help as many people in our local community as possible by donating a vehicle to ONEgeneration, an organization that operates right here in the communities we serve,” said Marsh Gluchow, owner of Valley Motor Center. “It is truly our privilege to be a part of this wonderful cause.”

To help kick off Valley Motor Center’s charitable donation, County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Assemblyman Bob Blumenfield and Councilman Dennis Zine all spoke, as well as Marsh Gluchow, owner of Valley Motor Center, Larry Gordon, CEO of ONEgeneration and Landon Thompson, Auto Damage manager of GEICO Insurance.

“We’re excited about participating in Recycled Rides,” said Bria Verdugo-Uy, development officer of ONEgeneration. “Valley Motor Center has a long history of helping those in need in their community, and we’re proud that they chose us to be a recipient of this vehicle. We’ll work diligently to make sure the van they are donating to us is put to its very best use and allows us to help as many people as we can.”

More information:

• National Auto Body Council

• Valley Motor CenterCouncilman Dennis Zine and ONEgeneration charity volunteers pose with the 2004 Honda minivan refurbished by Valley Motor Center

You May Also Like

Body Bangin’: Why Follow OEM Repair Procedures?

Micki Woods interviews Logan Payne of Payne & Sons Paint & Body Shop on the importance of following OEM repair procedures.

Micki Woods, master marketer for collision repair shops and owner of Micki Woods Marketing, has released the latest episode of "Body Bangin'," the video podcast that is taking the industry by storm!

In this episode, Woods interviews Logan Payne, manager at Payne & Sons Paint & Body Shop in Dallas, Texas, from the Texas Auto Body Trade Show on why it's important to follow OEM repair procedures. Main point no. 1? Don't let the techs write the sheet — divide up the writers' job versus the old way where the estimator handled everything from beginning to end.

Body Bangin’: Getting Paid for Calibrations

Micki Woods interviews Andy Hipwell and James Rodis of OEM Calibration on how to get started doing ADAS calibrations.

Body Bangin’: What Are The Consolidators Up To With Laura Gay

Micki Woods interviews Laura Gay of Consolidation Coach on the current state of auto body shop consolidation.

Body Bangin’: The Magic of a Massive MSO with Patrick Crozat

Micki Woods interviews Patrick Crozat, the COO of G&C Auto Body, which is the largest privately-owned, family-owned auto body shop group.

Body Bangin’: Changing Your Mindset with Mike Jones

Micki Woods interviews Mike Jones of Discover Leadership Training on changing your mindset to change your life.

Other Posts

Body Bangin’: Rivian Collision Program and Insurance

Micki Woods interviews Frank Phillips, collision repair program manager of Rivian, on how Rivian’s collision program works.

Body Bangin’: Favorite Takeaways from the Southeast Conference

Live from the Southeast Collision Conference, Micki Woods does a post-show wrap-up on the Southeast Collision Conference with the SCC committee.

Body Bangin’: Overcoming Objections

Live from the Southeast Collision Conference, Micki Woods interviews Ron Reichen and Barry Dorn on overcoming objections, the talent shortage and the SCRS blend study.

Body Bangin’: Easily Find and Add Non-Included Operations

Live from the Southeast Collision Conference, Micki Woods interviews Scott Ayers on the Blueprint Optimization Tool (BOT).