NABC Members Donate a Refurbished Vehicle

NABC Members Donate a Refurbished Vehicle

A Bergenfield, New Jersey, resident has been presented a vehicle to provide him the ability to get to critical medical appointments.

A Bergenfield resident has been presented a vehicle to provide him the ability to get to critical medical appointments – thanks to the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides program along with car donor GEICO and repair partner Denville Bear and Body Service.

“When they asked me to do this, I didn’t hesitate,” said Greg Leifken, the owner of Denville Bear. “We need to help people when we can. Bruce Banks has been through a lot of struggles and is very deserving of the donation.”

Bruce Banks is on the list for a heart/kidney double transplant. Until now, the trip from his home to the hospital via public transportation took three hours each way. Speaking during a dialysis treatment session shortly after driving away from the presentation in his fully refurbished 2014 Honda CRV, Banks was euphoric: “This was due to a collection of so many of my supporters. It was overwhelming.”

Among Banks’s supporters is the Quality Insights Rental Network, the agency that nominated him for the NABC Recycled Rides program.

NABC Recycled Rides is a program where 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 3,300 vehicles valued at some $47 million, according to the NABC.

Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides presentation included D&E Towing, Keystone, Enterprise and 1-800 Charity Cars.

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