Donated Car Gets Imah Family Going Again
Service King Collision Repair Centers and Interfaith Housing Coalition join forces to donate recycled vehicle to family.
Dallas, TX (Vocus) November 22, 2010
Service King Collision Repair Centers delivered a gleaming blue Chrysler Pacifica to the Imah family in an event at Service King’s North Dallas location today. The donation is part of a nationwide vehicle donation program called Recycled Rides, where a wrecked car is donated to a needy family after being repaired and refurbished by collision repair experts that also donate their time and materials.
Interfaith Housing Coalition identified the Imah family as the recipients of the car donated by Travelers Insurance. Agnes Imah, a single parent supporting two children, hit a hard spot when she lost her job in 2009. She and her children, 18-year-old Crystal and 12 year-old Caleb, also lost the family car when it refused to run any more. In September, after taking a new job at an Irving communications company, the family moved into their own apartment in Richardson, near the children’s schools. With the donation of this recycled automobile, Agnes solves the biggest challenge of her family…her three-hour daily commute between Richardson and Irving on buses.
“Service King has a big heart,” states President, Cathy Bonner. “Our Service King family put their hands and their hearts to the task of helping the Imah family. That’s what the giving season is all about. This is a gift from our family to the Imah family.”
“Recycled Rides makes a definitive difference to a family,” says Sherri Ansley, Executive Director of Interfaith Housing Coalition. “The Imah family is thrilled to have reliable transportation. They are a proud and determined family. The daughter is an academic scholarship student and University of Texas at Dallas and the son is active in his school activities. Now, Agnes can spend more time with her family and less time commuting so everyone benefits.”
Service King staff donated their time to restore the vehicle to safe and dependable condition. Partners and vendors of Service King including Allen Samuels Dodge, AutoZone, O’Riley’s, VMX, LKQ / Keystone, Service King Glass and DentWright supplied parts and materials to completely refurbish the interior and repair the exterior of the six year old car.
About Service King
Collision Repair Centers: Founded 34 years ago by Owner and CEO Eddie Lennox with one Dallas location, Service King is now the largest employee-owned collision repair center in the United States. It provides service with 23 Dallas-Fort Worth locations, and seven Houston locations. For information, visit http://www.serviceking.com
About Interfaith Housing Coalition
The organization provides transitional housing, training, and support for Dallas area homeless families. For information, visit http://www.interfaithhousingcoalition.org
About The National Auto Body Council
The National Auto Body Council is a not-for-profit organization committed to improving the image of all dedicated professionals in the collision repair industry. For more information on the Recycled Rides program, call (804) 427-6982 or visit http://www.autobodycouncil.org.