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Service King Collision announced it recently donated two vehicles to veterans through the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides program.
Service King has a longstanding partnership with Recycled Rides and has consistently donated vehicles through the program for more than 10 years. While this year has presented many challenges, Service King has continued restoring vehicles through Recycled Rides to support its local communities.
Robin Key, a disabled Army veteran with a Marksman 1st Class qualification, received a 2015 Hyundai Sonata at Service King’s Torrance, Calif., location. Key was nominated by Volunteers of America Los Angeles (VOALA), a nonprofit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families and building communities through their permanent housing program, Blue Butterfly Village.
Heidi Foster, director of operations for Service King, joined Esurance to present the keys to the recipient. The vehicle will bring better employment opportunities for Key and help her to better care for her elderly mother while offering easier VA access for personal medical care.
Cliff Scott, a single father of college-aged son and a 9-year-old daughter, received a 2015 Nissan Versa at the San Antonio, Texas ceremony. Scott was nominated through Driving Single Parents, a San Antonio-area nonprofit with a mission to help single parents obtain and maintain affordable and reliable transportation. He is a Navy veteran battling prostate cancer and serves as the head track coach for the Speed City Elite Track Club, which he has been a part of for 25 years. This vehicle will allow him to pick up his daughter from school, get to work and transport team equipment to track practice. Kelly Potter, market director of operations for the San Antonio Service King. and Tamera Rodriguez, general manager of the area’s Broadway location, presented the keys with Farmers Insurance to Scott and his family.
“We believe giving back to the community is now more important than ever,” said Jeff McFadden, president of Service King. “By continuing to strengthen our charitable partnerships both regionally and nationally, we’ve been able to restore and donate five vehicles this year alone, with plans to donate additional vehicles by the end of the year. It is inspiring to see so many individuals and organizations come together to help others in a time of need, and it is what our organization’s commitment to service is truly all about.”