Enterprise Forms Partnership to Provide Recycled Vehicles to Vets
Nov. 2, 2017—Enterprise Rent-A-Car announced the renewal of three notable initiatives to support veterans and their families, which includes an extension of the NABC's Recyced Rides program.
Enterprise is teaming up with Progressive Insurance, the National Auto Body Council (NABC), and other military-friendly organizations for the fifth annual Keys to Progress program, which is donating 115 refurbished vehicles to military members and their families. Since its inception in 2013, the program has donated more than 500 vehicles to veterans.
This year’s program is taking place Nov. 9, at nearly 70 locations across the country. Just as it has the four previous years, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is providing six months of automobile insurance to the recipient of each donated vehicle.
Progressive is working together with local NABC vehicle repair centers to recycle and donate the refurbished vehicles. The vehicles were fully restored as an extension of the NABC’s Recycled Rides program.
The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise-Rent-A-Car brand, is renewing its initial three-year, $3 million commitment to the Fisher House Foundation with a second three-year, $3 million donation.
Like the previous commitment, this latest donation will be distributed to Fisher House – a nonprofit organization that provides no-cost lodging to the families of veterans receiving treatment at military medical centers – as three annual $1 million gifts. Each year, $750,000 will be earmarked for the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship program, which is open to the dependent, unmarried children, under age 23, of those who have fallen in battle and those who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since Sept. 11, 2001.
The remaining $250,000 will be allocated for building homes on the grounds of major military and Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers. The Foundation’s initial $3 million commitment helped fund the construction of Fisher Houses in Portland, Oregon and Houston.