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State Farm, Body Pros Collision Donate 2008 Toyota Avalon to Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, AZ

Source: Autobody News

Recycled Rides is a unique program in which insurers — including State Farm — collision repairers, paint suppliers, parts vendors and others collaborate to repair and donate vehicles to deserving individuals and service organizations in local communities throughout the country.

Most of us take transportation for granted. But for many people, routine activities such as going to work, taking kids to school, grocery shopping and medical visits are a challenge. A catastrophic illness or unforeseen circumstance can suddenly change lives and, without transportation, make it difficult to get back on the road to stability.

State Farm donated the vehicle, which was repaired as a volunteer effort by Body Pros Collision. Suppliers contribute to the effort by donating parts and materials. Since the program’s inception in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council have donated nearly 1,000 Recycled Rides vehicles, and its ripple effect has positively impacted thousands more lives. State Farm has been a key contributor to the Recycled Rides program since the beginning.

National Auto Body Council members work in partnership with a wide variety of local nonprofit charitable organizations that identify deserving recipients—military veterans, single parents, homeless families and others in need of basic transportation.

Naomi Johnson, State Farm spokesperson, shared, “Recycled Rides, Body Pros Collision and State Farm worked together to provide new wheels to a family in need that Family Promise of Greater Phoenix identified. Our hope is that this makes the family’s daily activities easier.

Body Pros Owner Tony St. John; AZM Automotive owner Dale Ellison; Rohanna Akki with two daughters Melina & Sofia Lomwe; State Farm Agent Dondrell Swanson; Hamilton High School intern Benjamin M. Gerdik; Family Promise of Greater Phoenix Executive Director Ted Taylor

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