NABC Recycled Rides, Farmers Insurance, Town East Ford, Trophy Nissan Donate Refurbished Vehicles to Dallas Recipients
On August 6, two deserving Dallas residents experienced a life-changing event — the presentation of two vehicles to give them independence and the ability to work and care for their families — thanks to the National Council of Automotive Bodies the Recycled Rides program and the United Recyclers Group conference, with car donors Farmers insurance and collision repair partners City East Ford and Trophy Nissan, both Berkshire Hathaway Automobile companies.
The presentation took place as part of the URG training conference at the Dallas Hyatt Regency in Dallas on August 6.
Past President of NABC Darren huggins, who is National Collision Director for Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, served as the emcee for the presentation. He was joined by a member of the board of directors of NABC Brian Driehorst, vice president of sales for Original parts; Sandi Freeman, program manager for NABC Recycled Rides; and Don Porter, CEO of URG.
“First of all, I would like to thank Farmers Insurance for donating these two vehicles — and congratulate them for donating 173 vehicles to the NABC Recycled Rides program over the years,” Huggins said. “Our industry, from recyclers to collision people to auto dealerships, are the best people I’ve ever met, and it’s no different here today.
“I am very proud that two of our Berkshire Hathaway Automotive workshops have repaired these vehicles and I thank the team members at both workshops who volunteered their time to restore them for our deserving recipients,” continued Huggins. “I’m also proud that our Berkshire Hathaway Automotive shops have completed over 30 NABC Recycled Rides in this market and that NABC has showcased some 112 vehicles here in Dallas. In the coming months, we will be presenting our 3,000th vehicle as an organization, and that is not possible without the support of the people in this room and the generosity of the collision repair industry as a whole.
The recipients, who were selected by Family promise by Longview, were:
Jackie Grant, who received a 2013 Nissan Altima repaired by Trophy Nissan, is a grandmother who is raising her granddaughter. She lost her vehicle while …