Gerber Collision & Glass, a member of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) has restored a vehicle as part of a nationwide vehicle donation program called Recycled Rides. Recycled Rides is a community awareness project whereby members of NABC repair and donate recycled vehicles to people in need. Gerber Collision & Glass refurbished a 2005 Ford Explorer, donated by Farmers Insurance.
This is Gerber Collision & Glass’s 21st vehicle donation to families and community service organizations. “We continue to refurbish and donate cars for needy families, and/or charitable organizations, not only in the Chicagoland area but around the country,” says Jim Maliszewski, director of program management & centralized support for Gerber Collision & Glass.
Gerber partnered with Naperville CARES, a charity whose mission is to help local families in financial crisis meet their essential needs by providing financial support and resources. The Naperville CARES Car Program provides reliable transportation to clients in need by providing donated vehicles to eligible households who lack critical transportation to get to work.
“We are very grateful to Gerber Collision for providing a vehicle for one of our clients on the CARES car wait list,” says Naperville CARES executive director Janet Derrick. “By donating this vehicle they are helping to transform the life of our client.”