Oct. 9, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public + Media Relations Manager
MCC and State Farm Insurance donate car to student
In conjunction with National Auto Body Council, MCC Auto Collision students refurbished the car
OMAHA, Neb. — On Oct. 8, MCC student Elham Abdalla received a refurbished 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer courtesy of State Farm Insurance, the National Auto Body Council and MCC Auto Collision students, who made repairs to the car over the last several months. The presentation of the vehicle to Abdalla will provide her independence and the ability to get to and from class, an improvement over walking to all of her classes.
“Now I will be able to get to and from class and my clinicals without becoming exhausted from walking everywhere,” said Abdalla. “I will use this vehicle to help my family by taking some of the responsibility of transportation and get my children to and from school and their extra-curricular activities.”
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 2,200 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.
NABC™Recycled Rides® for Schools is an offshoot to provide students with the opportunity to participate in community outreach. Additional partners in the NABC™ Recycled Rides® presentation included 1-800 Charity Cars.
Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.
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 more than 2,200 vehicles, provided extrication opportunities for over 1,000 First Responders and contributed to thousands of distracted driving pledges in communities through NABC™ Recycled Rides®, NABC™ First Responder Emergency Extrication (F.R.E.E.™) and the NABC™ Distracted Driving Initiative™. 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, visitNationalAutoBodyCouncil.org.