Palm Springs Mom Receives Vehicle at NABC Golf Fundraiser

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Jan. 22, 2015—A local Palm Springs-area single mother of two, working two jobs to support her family, received keys to a completely refurbished 2013 Chevrolet Cruze at the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) annual Golf Fundraiser on Wednesday.

The vehicle was donated by Hertz and refurbished by, Pacific Elite Collision. The recipient, Olimpia Ruiz, was selected by Variety the Children’s Charity of the Desert.

This is the fourth year in a row that Hertz, Pacific Elite Collision and Variety have teamed up locally to donate a vehicle to a local resident during the National Auto Body Council’s annual Golf Fundraiser.   

“Lack of reliable transportation can be such a challenge for struggling families, especially in a community like ours here in Palm Springs where public transportation is limited,” Steve Vettel and Mike Salyards of Pacific Elite Collision said in a release. “Recycled Rides is a great program which provides our team members with opportunities to donate their time and skills and make a positive impact.”

Since the inception of the Recycled Rides program in 2007, members of the National Auto Body Council have donated over 1,000 cars to deserving individuals and nonprofit service organizations.

NABC’s annual industry-wide Golf Fundraiser is the organizations’ single largest fundraising event which raises funds to support its nationwide community service programs.

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