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Local Family Receives Recycled Vehicle for Thanksgiving

Local Family Receives Recycled Vehicle for Thanksgiving

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TUCSON, Ariz. November 24, 2008: A local family will have a special reason to celebrate this Thanksgiving when they receive a vehicle from 911 Collision Centers, a member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), GEICO and Casas Adobes Rotary Foundation.

The vehicle will be presented to the family on Tuesday, Nov. 25, at GEICO’s Tucson office, 930 N. Finance Center Dr.

Recycled Rides, a national awareness project whereby members of the NABC repair and donate recycled vehicles to families in need in their communities, is scheduled to make nearly 60 vehicle donations throughout the country the week of Thanksgiving. GEICO has provided five vehicles as a sponsor of Recycled Rides this year.

Martha Furnas, assistant vice president of GEICO’s Tucson office, said, “We’re proud of the combined effort everyone has put forth and are thrilled to be able to donate this vehicle to a well-deserving family. We are all looking forward to hosting the donation ceremony at our office.”

“This has really been an excellent team effort,” said Recycle Rides national co-chair Michael Quinn of 911 Collision Centers. “GEICO donated the vehicle, which was a theft recovery with no damage, 911 Collision touched it up, and the Casas Adobes Rotary Foundation will fill the car with gifts for the hard-working and very appreciative family. This is the second consecutive year that these three organizations have teamed up for this program and we hope their partnership continues.”

Bob Thompson, of the Casas Adobes Rotary Foundation, said, “The time and effort we have all put into preparing this vehicle for donation is next to nothing when you think about the impact the result will make on this family’s quality of life. We’re happy to be a part of this.”

Quinn continued, “The family who will be receiving this vehicle is looking forward to having daily transportation that most of us take for granted. We’re even helping them with all the related details, including registration and insurance. It takes a lot of people working together to pull this off.”


GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States based on the latest 12 months written premium. It provides auto insurance coverage for nearly 8.5 million policyholders and insures more than 14.4 million vehicles.

In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATV's), boats, homes, apartments and mobile homes. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection and life insurance are also available.

As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated A++ for financial stability by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of several national customer satisfaction surveys. For more information, go to GEICO.

About The National Auto Body Council

The National Auto Body Council is a not-for-profit organization committed to the goal of improving the image of all dedicated professionals in the collision repair industry.

NABC headquarters is located at 9404 Ashking Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23116. For more information on the Recycled Rides program, call (804) 427-6982 or visit AUTO BODY COUNCIL.