New Ride for Disabled Vet Thanks in Part to Auto Glass and Collision Company

A disabled U.S. Army veteran raising children and grandchildren finally has a car again thanks to Gerber Collision & Glass of Marietta, Georgia, alongside the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides program and GEICO.

Nikkitris Jones receives the keys to her new car.

The companies gifted former staff sergeant Nikkitris Jones a fully refurbished 2019 Jeep Compass. Jones is raising the children alone, and a collision with an uninsured driver destroyed the family’s only car. Since the wreck, much of Jones’ earnings have gone toward paying for car rides to do the basics like grocery shopping. Now, that money can go toward the children in her care.

“I’m so happy – you just don’t know,” said Jones when presented with the vehicle. “The children were so excited. They ran around like they had just won the lottery.”

The NABC Recycled Rides program unites businesses from all sides of the collision repair industry to repair and donate vehicles to people in need. Organization members have donated over 3,300 vehicles worth about $47 million total since 2007.

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