January 26, 2023 — The Crash Champions Collision Repair Team joined hands with the National Auto Body Council®, the Loma Linda Children's Hospital and local non-profit organizations to pull off a celebratory vehicle giveaway last week (January 17). The emotional giveaway took place at the Tahquitz Creek Golf Resort as part of the NABC Recycled Rides® program at the organization’s annual charity golf tournament.
The recipient, who was nominated alongside her daughter for the giveaway by Loma Linda Children’s Hospital, received a 2015 Volkswagen Jetta. The vehicle was donated by GEICO and restored to like new condition by team members from Crash Champions’ North Long Beach repair center. As a single mother, the vehicle will provide her with reliable personal transportation to her daughter’s regular medical appointments.
Certified Crash Champions technicians volunteered time and expertise to fully refurbish the vehicle in time for the giveaway. The company is a regular participant in NABC Recycled Rides® events across the country, taking part in more than 50 in 2022 alone as a Level One partner of the NABC®.
“This is yet another opportunity for the team members across Crash Champions to band together with our business partners and local non-profit organizations in support of a local family in need,” said Matt Ebert, CEO and founder of Crash Champions. “Today’s giveaway is another example of the life-change that NABC Recycled Rides® consistently delivers, and we’re grateful to play a small part in another successful giveaway. It’s our hope that this vehicle provides a sense of freedom and opportunity for this family.”
NABC Recycled Rides® is a unique program in which businesses representing all facets of the automotive 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 nearly 3,000 vehicles valued at $42 million.
Crash Champions is a leading provider of high-quality collision repair service, serving customers at more than 600 repair centers across 36 states.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL AUTO BODY COUNCIL®
The National Auto Body Council® is the premier organization of collision industry partners dedicated to strategic networking opportunities that positively change lives in the communities we serve. The collaborative membership of the National Auto Body Council® has gifted nearly 3,000 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for nearly 5,000 First Responders and is helping educate students and adult drivers in communities around the country through NABC Recycled Rides®, NABC First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC® Drive Out Distraction program. That effort equates to a 4:1 ROI in dollar value delivered from NABC® membership dollars. The National Auto Body Council® is changing the paradigm of how the collision industry works and is viewed. For more information, visit www.NationalautoBodyCouncil.org.
ABOUT CRASH CHAMPIONS
Crash Champions is the largest founder-led multi-shop operator (MSO) of high-quality collision repair service in the U.S., serving customers and business partners at more than 600 state-of-the-art repair centers in 36 states across the U.S. The company was founded in 1999 as a single Chicago repair center by industry veteran and 2022 MSO Executive of the Year, Matt Ebert. For more information, and to locate a local repair center, visit www.crashchampions.com.