State Farm® Participates in Industry Effort to Help Deserving Families
Las Vegas, NV, November. 1, 2012 - For many families facing difficult economic circumstances, owning a car they can count on could be the key to regaining both their financial well-being and their self-respect. On Thursday, November 1, six deserving Las Vegas families will each have this opportunity when they will be presented with keys to newly refurbished vehicles, thanks to the National Auto Body Council's (NABC) Recycled Rides Program. The presentation will take place at the SEMA Show, Thursday at 1:15 pm at the Las Vegas Hilton.
State Farm was one of several participating insurance companies in this year's multi-car gifting at SEMA, donating a vehicle towards the effort. The vehicles were then repaired and refurbished by participating businesses in the collision repair industry. Recycled Rides is a nationwide program in which collision repair companies, insurers, suppliers and vendors collaborate to refurbish and donate vehicles to individuals, families and service organizations in need. Hundreds of vehicles are gifted each year across the country through the Recycled Rides Program.
"Recycled Rides is another way that State Farm can contribute to families and organizations across the country in a way that truly helps improve the quality of their life," said Debbie Mackey, Claim Team Manager at State Farm. "It's great to know that that our donation of the vehicle will make a difference in a community's efforts to help families recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams."
Each of the recipient families were nominated to receive a Recycled Rides vehicle by Family Promise of Las Vegas because of their dedication and determination to rebuild a stable lifestyle for their families. A nonprofit interfaith network, Family Promise provides emergency shelter and support to families in crisis. "We congratulate these six deserving families on their perseverance and the progress they have already made in rebuilding their lives. We also commend Family Promise for the invaluable support and services they provide to help these families get back on the road towards self-sufficiency," said Chuck Sulkula, Executive Director of the National Auto Body Council.
The six families who will receive the Recycled Rides vehicles are:
"Lack of reliable transportation is a daily challenge for families struggling to regain financial stability while caring for their family," said Terry Lindeman, Executive Director of Family Promise of Las Vegas. "These gifts through the Recycled Rides are a game-changer for our families. We are grateful to the NABC and the local Las Vegas member shops that provide our families, year after year, with help to ease the transportation burden for these families."
Robert Villegas, State Farm Public Affairs, (480) 293-6018 office / (310) 294-0216 cell.
Liz Stein, NABC, (562) 397-7183.
Recycled Rides is a community awareness project whereby members of the NABC repair and donate refurbished vehicles to families and service organizations in need throughout the United States. A green program, Recycled Rides recruits auto body shops, insurers, paint suppliers and parts vendors to contribute in their own specific ways. For more information please visit www.recycledrides.org.
Family Promise is a 501-c3 non-profit with 177 networks nationwide that organizes houses of worship, community agencies, and social service agencies into a community-based interfaith hospitality network. Family Promise's Family Mentoring Program is a homelessness prevention initiative that trains volunteers to act as advisors and advocates for at-risk families, helping them achieve goals and maintain self-sufficiency. Families that graduate from the program's transitional sheltering program are enrolled in a mentoring program to assist them with sustaining an independent future. The Las Vegas affiliate, Family Promise of Las Vegas, serves up to 25 families daily in one of three housing programs designed to assist families achieve sustainable futures and lasting independence. For more information please visit www.familypromiselv.com.
NABC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the image of the collision industry. Our ongoing and continued success is a direct result of the efforts and support of our sponsoring companies and membership. Please contact NABC directly for membership information. Call 1-888-667-7433 (888-66PRIDE) or go to www.autobodycouncil.org.
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