Valley Motor Center has announced that it will once again participate in the nationwide vehicle donation program called “Recycled Rides.” The annual program, coordinated by the National Auto Body Council (NABC), allows for participating collision repair facilities to donate vehicles at no charge to local charities or organizations during Thanksgiving week.
“Our goal is to help as many people who are in need as we can in the communities we serve, and this year we will be donating a vehicle to The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) in Woodland Hills, Calif.,” says Marsh Gluchow, owner of Valley Motor Center. “We’ve always taken our responsibility to give back to those who are most in need very seriously. We truly appreciate all those people who have supported Valley Motor Center for 66 years, which has been a family-owned business since 1944. This vehicle will be used locally and throughout California in order to help those veterans who have fought so hard and have given so much to their country. Together, Valley Motor Center and NABC can have an enormously positive effect locally, throughout California, and potentially, across the United States.”
According to Gluchow, the vehicle Valley Motor Center will donate will be a minivan or SUV with low mileage provided by Mercury Insurance Company. Valley Motor Center will donate all the parts and labor, and its own metal and paint technicians will totally recondition the vehicle to a safe and fully roadworthy condition. The shop will also take care of oil changes for life at no charge to the DAV.
“That means that literally thousands of veterans every year, many of whom still bear the terrible wounds they’ve suffered and who may not be able to help themselves, will get a needed ride to and from medical appointments, rehabilitation, and to and from DAV events in the vehicle we donate,” says Gluchow.
Valley Motor Center will present the vehicle to the DAV at the National Rideaway Day event at its main location in Van Nuys, Calif., on November 22, 2010.
FROM THE FIELD: Got Your Number – Editor
Jason Stahl joined other attendees of the Sherwin-Williams A-Plus
Vision Group meeting in Los Angeles March 12-13 for a tour of Valley
Motor Center, where the customer is king.