Allstate Insurance Co. and Sterling Autobody Centers gifted a wounded warrior in need of reliable transportation with a recycled car during a ceremony Friday (Dec. 21) in Duluth.
The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse was given to Sgt. Tracy Smith, a member of the Georgia National Guard, through the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program.
Allstate Insurance and Sterling Autobody Centers have donated more than 40 refurbished automobiles through the NABC Recycled Rides Program this year. The vehicles were restored by technicians at Sterling auto body repair shops.
Mayor Nancy Harris participated in the ceremony at the Sterling Autobody Center at 3274 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Duluth. The car was presented to Sgt. Smith by Jonathan Entrekin, general manager of the Duluth Sterling Autobody.
“Reliable transportation is something many of us take for granted,” said Nancy Lemke, a spokesperson for Allstate. “We are proud to join with Sterling Autobody to transform lives and touch families and organizations across the country. While the gift of a vehicle provides a practical means of transportation, what it really provides is hope.”
Allstate and Sterling Autobody Centers have participated in the Recycled Rides initiative for the past five years and have refurbished and gifted more than 100 vehicles. Sterling Autobody Centers is owned by Allstate.
Sterling Autobody Centers operates more than 60 vehicle repair facilities in 16 states with a Store Support Center in Natick, Mass.