Partners with GEICO Insurance and Enterprise Rent-A-Car to Benefit Recipients in CA, FL, PA and Washington, D.C.
CHICAGO, IL – May 5, 2022 – Crash Champions, LLC (“Crash Champions” or the “Company”), one of the nation’s fastest growing independent collision repair companies, recently sponsored a series of Recycled Rides® events organized by the National Auto Body Council (“NABC”) over the past two weeks. Alongside GEICO Insurance and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Crash Champions donated refurbished vehicles to deserving residents from the Sunshine State to the Golden State, providing independence and the ability to work and take care of their families.
The presentations were held in Philadelphia (PA), Fort Lauderdale (FL), San Diego (CA), and Washington, D.C. The deserving recipients were selected by the National Urban League, and the events included the following donated vehicles that were refurbished by Crash Champions:
- 2013 Toyota Camry (PA)
- 2014 Hyundai Sonata (Washington, DC)
- 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander ES (Washington, DC)
- 2020 Honda Civic (FL)
- 2015 Kia Sportage (CA)
NABC Recycled Rides® is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the collision repair industry team up to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation. Since the inception of the NABC Recycled Rides® program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council have donated more than 2,750 vehicles valued at more than $38 million.
“My family and I are very thankful for this meaningful gift,” said Angie Vela, a Recycled Rides recipient from California. For those that have never been in need of safe and reliable transportation, I can’t begin to tell you the difference this car will have on our lives. For this, we are forever grateful to the NABC, Crash Champions, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Geico and the other Recycled Rides’ sponsors that made today possible.”
“My family and I are incredibly grateful for this wonderful gift and tremendous opportunity,” said Natasha Tutt, a Recycled Rides recipient from Washington, D.C. “Safe and reliable transportation in today’s day and age is a necessity for so many, and having this vehicle will open so many doors for us. On behalf of my family, we cannot be more thankful to the companies, organizations, and individuals responsible for such a meaningful and generous gift.”
“At Crash Champions, we pride ourselves on being active members of the communities in which we operate,” said Matt Ebert, founder and CEO of Crash Champions. “As a part of this effort, we have for years partnered with the NABC on their outstanding Recycled Rides program, helping to ensure our neighbors have access to safe and reliable transportation. In looking at the most recent vehicle recipients, it’s clear these cars will provide them and their families with greater stability, improved quality of life, and peace of mind. We wish them nothing but smooth roads and safe driving ahead.”
ABOUT THE NATIONAL AUTO BODY COUNCIL®
The National Auto Body Council®, which celebrated its’ 25th anniversary in 2020, is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted more than 2,750 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for more than 4,800 First Responders and contributed to thousands of distracted driving pledges in communities through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Drive Out Distraction program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council® is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit www.NationalautoBodyCouncil.org.
About Crash Champions
Crash Champions is a leading independent collision repair company operating more than 195 state-of-the-art centers across 20 states – including: California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Wisconsin – and Washington, DC. Founded in 1999 as a single shop outside Chicago by industry veteran and entrepreneur Matt Ebert, today Crash Champions is a top national brand and one of the fastest growing collision repair companies in America. For more information, visit www.crashchampions.com.