RICHARDSON, Texas, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The gift of a new vehicle helped change the lives of needy families in 15 cities across the country this weekend as part of a massive giveaway effort conducted by Service King Collision Repair Centers and its teammates. The simultaneous event symbolized the company's 40th Anniversary while breaking the record for the largest donation in National Auto Body Council Recycled RidesTM history by an auto repair company.
Service King and its teammates have handed over the keys to more than 40 refurbished vehicles this year as part of its Great American Recycled Rides Giveaway, each repaired voluntarily by the company's technicians and delivered to a family selected by local non-profit organizations.
"Positively impacting our communities remains a cornerstone to Service King's greater purpose as a family of teammates," said Service King President and 28-year teammate Jeff McFadden. "We uniquely recognize the impact a vehicle, and dependable transportation, has on the lives of families who need it most. It's our sincere hope the volunteer efforts of our teammates and these vehicles touched lives in a positive way."
This weekend, The Great American Recycled Rides Giveaway provided vehicles to single mothers, transitioning homeless families, military veterans and more in cities across the country including Dallas, Houston, Tampa, Atlanta, San Antonio, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dublin, Calif, Bellflower, Calif., and more.
On Sunday, the effort took center stage at Chicagoland Speedway in front of more than 50,000 fans as Service King presented keys to a pair of recipients from the Women With Drive Foundation – which helps at-risk women achieve self-sufficiency.
Service King is a longtime partner of the Recycled RidesTM initiative, which has successfully donated more than 1,000 refurbished vehicles to families in need across the U.S. since its inception in 2007.
As one of the fastest-growing high-quality collision repair companies in the country, Service King operates locations in 23 states. In 2015 alone, Service King teammates contributed more than $500,000 to local non-profit organizations. For more information on Service King and to view a list of locations visit www.ServiceKing.com or follow the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Vehicle donations for The Great American Recycled Rides Giveaway were also made possible through partnerships with the following leading insurance providers and vendors:
About Service King Collision Repair Centers
Service King Collision Repair Centers®, with more than 40 years of experience in the automotive repair industry, is a leading national operator of comprehensive, high-quality collision repair facilities. The organization is consistently recognized for its commitment to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and giving back to the industry through innovative training and recruiting initiatives. Service King traces its roots back to Dallas, Texas and founder Eddie Lennox who opened the very first Service King in 1976. Today, Service King operates locations in 23 states across the U.S. In 2015, Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals. For more information and to find a local Service King, visit www.ServiceKing.com and follow Service King news on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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