WOODBURY, N.Y., April 5, 2010 – GEICO recently partnered with the national program, Recycled Rides™, to provide used vehicles to three local families (two from Long Island and one from Brooklyn) who could use the reliable transportation. The vehicles were presented to the three families during a recent ceremony attended by New York Assemblyman Dean Murray.
GEICO donated the used vehicles while local National Auto Body Council (NABC) body shops donated their repair services. Recycled Rides is an awareness project that encourages local NABC members to refurbish and donate recycled vehicles to local families in their communities.
"GEICO was delighted to have this opportunity to make a direct impact on our local community," said Ken Lalia, a GEICO auto damage manager who helped present the vehicles to the families. "It's a pleasure to be part of such an honorable program. This was really a community effort and we were glad to be a part of it."
"It's such a privilege to have companies like GEICO participate in this program," said Recycled Rides chairman, Nick Notte. "Having a vehicle is something people often take for granted, but there are families out there that can use the reliable transportation. We've found that it often changes their lives. We are delighted to partner with companies like GEICO who really make a difference in our communities."
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
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