MINNEAPOLIS, MN – (February 17, 2015) – ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a leading national damaged vehicle repair company, is pleased to announce in partnership with the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled RidesTM program, the gifting of a refurbished 2012 Mazda 3 to a recipient from Family Promise.

Shawn (who has asked to remain anonymous) and his two year old daughter accepted the vehicle loaded with food, household items, gift cards, Utah Jazz tickets, and a new car seat. The gifting ceremony took place on January 6 at the ABRA Riverton repair center in Riverton, Utah.

Receiving the gift makes it much more convenient for Shawn to take his ailing daughter to chemotherapy appointments because she’s unable to take public transportation due to her condition. Owning the vehicle will help him become more independent and open up additional job opportunities. Most importantly, it will allow him to spend more time with his daughter.

“This event was a great example of what a community can do when everyone works together on a common mission to change someone’s life,” said Laurie Robinson, shelter & housing manager of Family Promise. “This will transform Shawn’s life for the better and we are very grateful that we were able to participate in this giveaway. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this a reality for a family in need.”

“We are truly honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with our partners to give a helping hand to a family in need,” said Greg Peeters, ABRA Utah’s vice president. “Lack of reliable transportation is a challenge for many families, and we are happy to help ease that burden.”

The National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program is a collaborative effort by auto body shops, insurers, parts suppliers and others in the collision industry to repair and donate vehicles to deserving families and community service organizations throughout the United States.

The Mazda 3 was donated by Allstate Insurance and repaired by ABRA Auto Body & Glass with generous donations from Utah Jazz, Utah Highway Safety, Pep Boys, Dent Pro, LKQ, Sherwin Williams, Ogden Auto Towing & Recovery, Westland Ford, Nate Wade Subaru, Bountiful Mazda and Mobile Diagnostics.

About National Auto Body Council
The National Auto Body Council’s mission is to develop, implement and promote community-based initiatives that exemplify the professionalism and integrity of the collision repair industry. For the past 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.

About Family Promise
Family Promise has a mission to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence by providing educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, food, shelter, and support services. They also provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless and educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.

About ABRA Auto Body & Glass
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, ABRA is a leading provider of vehicle repair services specializing in collision repair, paintless dent removal, and auto glass repair and replacement. ABRA’s mission is to be the best auto body and glass company in America by providing quality repairs, in a timely manner, with friendly, helpful service. For more information about ABRA visit abraauto.wpengine.com