RICHARDSON, Texas (December 22, 2016)– Service King Collision Repair Centers and its Washington-DC area teammates banded together to make the season bright for a single mother and her 15-month-old son this week. The team, on Wednesday, officially handed over the keys to a fully refurbished 2011 Nissan Versa at Service King’s Waldorf, Maryland repair center.
The emotional presentation was made to Jessica Elder and her son, born with Down syndrome and a heart condition, who together were identified by the Catherine Foundation. Prior to Wednesday’s donation, Jessica did not have a vehicle and relied on her friends and family for transportation to regular doctor visits and work.
“We feel remarkably privileged and humbled by the opportunity to help Jessica and her beautiful son,” said Matt Robbins, Service King Market Vice President. “It’s our sincere hope this vehicle makes a positive impact in their lives, especially during the holiday season. When our teammates heard her story, they immediately jumped at the opportunity to make this special day happen.”
The presentation is part of Service King’s continued dedication to the National Auto Body Recycled Rides initiative, which connects auto insurers, collision repair companies and parts vendors to donate and fully restore vehicles for individuals and organizations in need. Wednesday’s Recycled Ride giveaway was made possible through the partnership of MetLife and several local parts vendors in the Waldorf, Maryland area.
Service King has been heavily involved in the Recycled Rides program this year. In September, the company coordinated the largest giveaway in Recycled Rides history by a collision repair operator with nearly 40 vehicle donations in one weekend.
Service King, which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2016, operates more than 300 high-quality collision repair centers in 23 states across the U.S. For more information on the company, or to find a local repair center, visit www.ServiceKing.com. Follow Service King on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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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 and Twitter.