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Feb. 18, 2015—ABRA Auto Body & Glass announced on Tuesday that it has gifted a refurbished 2012 Mazda 3 to a recipient from Family Promise, as part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program.

The gifting ceremony took place on Jan. 6 at the ABRA Riverton repair center in Riverton, Utah.

Family Promise is an organization dedicated to helping “homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence,” according to its website.

The recipient, who asked to remain anonymous, and his 2-year-old daughter accepted the vehicle loaded with food, household items, gift cards, Utah Jazz tickets, and a new car seat.

Receiving the gift makes it 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," Laurie Robinson, shelter and housing manager of Family Promise, said in a release. "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."

The Mazda 3 was donated by Allstate Insurance and repaired by ABRA Auto Body & Glass with donations from the 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.

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