On August 14, a deserving Houston recipient experienced a life-changing event – the presentation of a vehicle to provide her independence and the ability to work and take care of her family – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides program along with car donor Allstate and vehicle repair partner Joe Myers Collision, a Berkshire Hathaway Automotive company.
The presentation of the refurbished 2016 Chevy Malibu was held at Joe Myers Collision in Houston. The deserving recipient was selected by Family Promise of Lake Houston. Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides presentation included 1-800 Charity Cars.
The recipient, Harmony Overacker, and her family are graduates of the Family Promise of Lake Houston shelter/transitional living program. She works as a bank teller, and her husband, Jason, works full-time, also. With a lack of public transportation in their area, they needed two cars to commute to work and take their two children to daycare. When Harmony’s car was totaled in an accident at the end of 2019, it left them in a challenging situation. The gift of a NABC Recycled Rides vehicle allows them to get to their full-time jobs, take care of their children and continue their volunteer activities in the community.
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 2,500 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.