CHICAGO, Aug. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Gerber Collision & Glass, a member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) has restored a vehicle as part of a nationwide vehicle donation program called Recycled Rides. Recycled Rides is a community awareness project whereby members of NABC repair and donate recycled vehicles to people in need. Gerber Collision & Glass refurbished a 2005 Ford Explorer, donated by Farmers Insurance.
This is Gerber Collision & Glass's 21st vehicle donation to families and community service organizations. "We continue to refurbish and donate cars for needy families, and/or charitable organizations, not only in the Chicagoland area but around the country," said Jim Maliszewski, Director Program Management & Centralized Support for Gerber Collision & Glass.
Gerber partnered with Naperville CARES, a charity whose mission is to help local families in financial crisis meet their essential needs by providing financial support and resources. The Naperville CARES Car Program provides reliable transportation to clients in need by providing donated vehicles to eligible households who lack critical transportation to get to work.
"We are very grateful to Gerber Collision for providing a vehicle for one of our clients on the CARES car wait list," said Naperville CARES Executive Director Janet Derrick. "By donating this vehicle they are helping to transform the life of our client."
"Farmers has a long tradition of giving back to the community," said Pete Hickey, COD Division Manager of National MSO Operations for Farmers Insurance which donated the vehicle, "And we are proud to be a part of this charitable effort, which provides reliable transportation to families in need."
About Gerber Collision & Glass
Gerber Collision & Glass operates over 250 collision repair centers in fifteen states under the names Gerber Collision & Glass, Hansen Collision, Collision Revision, and Collex Collision Experts and provides quality collision repair and auto glass repair and replacement.
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