FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Name: Barry Barbee – Tifton, Georgia
Local Businesses Team Up To
Donate Truck to Boy Scout Troop 100
Recycled Rides Vehicle Unveiling Ceremony:
Tuesday, October 27 – 4:00 pm
Best Academy at Benjamin Cars
1890 Donald L. Hollowell, Atlanta, GA
ATLANTA, GA (Oct 26, 2015) – Several local businesses and organizations have teamed up to donate a completely refurbished GMC Z71 truck to help provide more scouting opportunities for youth involved with Atlanta’s Boy Scout Troop 100, soon to be recognized as the largest troop in the world.
The truck donation is part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides ™ program in which members of the auto collision industry collaborate with local businesses to repair and donate vehicles to individuals and service organizations in need.
The Recycled Rides vehicle, a GMC Z71 was donated by State Farm Insurance and refurbished by Sports and Imports Collision Centers in Atlanta. Other businesses contributing parts, materials and services include: GetUsedParts.com, The Doan Group, Enterprise Rental Car, Hammer Insights, Mike Cassata, Morehouse College, Jonathon Dudley, LKQ, Signs Now, Kaufman Tire and 1-800Charity-Cars.
The GMC 271 truck will be presented to the Phoenix Leadership Foundation to support Boy Scout Troop 100 which serves more than 200 youths in the Atlanta area.
“We are grateful for this valuable gift of transportation to support our scouting program,” said James “Jay” Bailey, Co-Founder of the Phoenix Leadership Foundation. Our goal is to fund and develop programs that provide positive role models and create leaders. “This truck will be tremendous resource for our scouting leaders as they interact with youths in local programs.”
Troop 100 gives its scouts the opportunity to see and experience a world full of adventure and possibility, while exposing these young men to some of the best possible role models and mentors.
“It’s important for us to give back to the communities in which we live and work,” said Barry Barbee – Sr. Director of Industry Relations at The Doan Group, and chair of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 100 Gifting Ceremony through the Phoenix Leadership Foundation. “I am proud and appreciative of the commitment and generosity of so many of my colleagues in the insurance and collision industries.”
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About the National Auto Body Council:
For 20 years, the National Auto Body Council and its members have been instrumental in helping to shape a positive image for today’s collision industry professionals. NABC members are recognized and acknowledged as responsible businesses that give back to the communities they serve.
Since the inception of Recycled Rides in 2007, NABC members have collaborated to repair and donate nearly 1,000 vehicles across the country.
About The Doan Group:
Founded by Ronald Doan in Buffalo, NY (1981), The Doan Group appraisal service has since expanded to service the entire U.S. The Doan Group’s success was built by its core principals of fairness and quality. At Doan, our goal is to represent our clients with the highest professional standards.
We pride ourselves with partnering with best in industry strategic relationships, offering second to none claims technology platforms. Our offsite partners have state-of-the art, stable system to minimize the disruptions to your processes. Our data center is a carrier class facility with both our facility and the network carefully monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure constant application availability for our customers.
Our development team is comprised of professionals who have been recognized for leadership, innovation and are Six Sigma certified; this combination allows The Doan Group to “in house” develop leading edge technology for the insurance claims industry. We strive to deliver services and solutions that minimize waste and maximize workflow productivity.
Our appraisers are trained to utilize all current estimating systems and each appraisal is reviewed for accuracy and guideline adherence prior to submission. We strive to give the client the most accurate appraisal, documented with effective photos, in the quickest cycle time.
We invite you to give us an opportunity to earn your business. We feel confident you will see why our customers say, with Doan, “There is a difference.”
About Sports & Imports Collision:
Sports & Imports has been in business for more than 20 years and is Atlanta’s finest auto body repair center. Sports & Imports takes pride in a quality and safe repair for their customers. With a number of certifications, highly trained technicians and experienced staff you can rest assured they will repair your investment back to its pre-accident condition and guide you through the entire process. They have been a member of NABC for many years and enjoy working with local business to give back to the community.
About State Farm Insurance:
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto, home and individual life insurance in the United States. Its 18,000 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve more than 82 million policies and accounts – nearly 80 million auto, home, life, health and commercial policies, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 41 on the 2015 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.