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Veteran Receives Donated Vehicle

Gift was made possible by the NABC Recycled Rides, Farmers Insurance and vehicle repair partner Toyota of Richardson.

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On Aug. 24, a deserving Dallas veteran 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 Farmers Insurance and vehicle repair partner Toyota of Richardson, a Berkshire Hathaway Automotive company.

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The presentation was held at Toyota of Richardson in Richardson, Texas, following all state and local safe-distancing and health policies.

NABC, Farmers Insurance and Toyota of Richardson presented a refurbished 2010 Toyota Camry vehicles to Alisia Dunning, a Marine Corps veteran. Due to family issues, she has been facing financial issues that have prevented her from replacing an aging car that needs repairs. The gift of a refurbished vehicle will allow her to take care of her four children as well as her father, who recently had a stroke.

Additional partners in the NABC Recycled Rides presentation include 1-800 Charity Cars, English Color, 3M, PPG and M2 Towing.

“It is an honor to be able to give back to our veterans who have served our country,” said Darren Huggins, national collision director for Berkshire Hathaway Automotive. “We thank Farmers Insurance, our team at Toyota of Richardson and our other partners for making this possible. We hope that Alisia and her family enjoy this NABC Recycled Rides vehicle and the mobility it provides them.”

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.

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To learn more, visit www.NationalautoBodyCouncil.org.

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