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Local U.S. Army National Guardsman receives a donation from Recycled Rides

Mesa, Ariz., November 21, 2011 – State Farm and Impact Auto Body have generously partnered together to donate a newly refurbished 2003 Toyota Sequoia to Recycled Rides who in coordination with Project We Remember donated the vehicle to U.S. Army National Guardsman, Abe Boyd. Project We Remember recognizes various organizations that provide needed services to Veterans. This year, they wanted to recognize a well deserving serviceman.

Mr. Boyd, a single working father of three sons ages 6, 12 and 15 has spent the last fourteen years as an Army guardsman. His tours of duty have included Iraq and Afghanistan. He has been driving his family around in a 1971 pickup truck with no air conditioning and not enough room for the entire family

For once my sons and I can ride in the same car at the same time, with air conditioning. This is incredible, said Mr. Boyd. We are overwhelmed with the generosity of all those involved with this incredible donation, State Farm, Impact Auto Body, Recycled Rides and Project We Remember.

Recycled Rides, is a community awareness project whereby members of the National Auto Body Council (NABC), repair and donate recycled vehicles to families and service organizations in need throughout the United States. A green program, Recycled Rides recruits auto body shops, insurers, paint suppliers and parts vendors to contribute in their own specific ways.

We are very excited to be working with Project We Remember this year, said Bob Schubert, owner of Impact Auto Body in Mesa.They do so much to give our military veterans a hand up when they need it. We have been overwhelmed by support from individuals and businesses throughout the community in providing items to refurbish the vehicle, as well as filling it with gifts for Abe’s children.

Bob and his wife, Debbie, owners of Impact Auto Body in Mesa, joined the Recycled Rides program 4 years ago to repair recycled vehicles for those in need. Recycled Rides benefits hundreds of families and organizations across the country.

Our partnership with Recycled Rides is all about helping people get to a better state, says State Farm Vice President-Operations Kim Hicks. We’re honored to be able to thank Mr. Boyd in some small way for this military service, while helping his family.

The 2003 Toyota Sequoia will be presented to Abe Boyd and his family on Dec. 21 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Impact Auto Body, which is located at 5035 East McKellips Road in Mesa, Arizona. Refreshments will be provided.

The media will have several interview opportunities with the donor, gifting organizations and the recipient at the event.

About Project We Remember:
Project We Remember provides short-term housing for U.S. military personnel and their families during visits to V.A. hospitals for therapy, surgery, and medical examinations. Project We Remember works with local V.A. hospitals to inform incoming patients and families of the availability of housing for the patient and their family. Project We Remember is a 501(c)3 non-profit. For information, visit www.projectweremember.org.

About NABC:
NABC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the image of the collision industry. Our ongoing and continued success is a direct result of the efforts and support of our sponsoring companies and membership. Please contact NABC directly for membership information. Call 1-888-667-7433 (888-66PRIDE) or go to www.autobodycouncil.org.

About State Farm:
State Farm and its affiliates are the largest provider of car insurance in the U.S. and is a leading insurer in Canada. In addition to providing auto insurance quotes, their 17,800 agents and more than 65,000 employees serve 81 million policies and accounts more than 79 million auto, home, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and nearly 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is also available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 37 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com or in Canada http://www.statefarm.ca.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Debbie Schubert
Co-Owner Impact Auto Body 602-526-3921 or dschubert@impactautobody.com

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