One of the best things about the St. Louis area is the wonderful people! We at Schaefer Autobody Centers are proud to be a part of such an amazing community. And one of the best things about having a business in a community like this is that we have many opportunities to give back. Recently, such an opportunity presented itself, and Schaefer rose to the occasion.
The National Autobody Council established a nationwide program called Recycled Rides. The mission is to repair and donate recycled vehicles to families in need. Recycled Rides brings together insurers, collision repair professionals, paint suppliers, vendors and other professionals to repair vehicles that can be used by families in need. Local charities are consulted to identify families who would benefit from this opportunity.
When Schaefer Autobody Centers and American Family Insurance came together to participate in this program, a family was chosen by Circle of Concern. Circle of Concern is a local organization founded in 1967 to assist people in the ValleyPark, Rockwood, and Parkway School Districts. Each month, the group provides financial help on a case-by-case basis and feeds more than 2,200 people living in West St. Louis County.
Indeed, it is better to give than to receive. It was such a joy to be able to give a reconditioned 2002 Ford Taurus to the family chosen by Circle of Concern. Valley Park was filled with hugs and smiles, as the family was overwhelmed and so very appreciative.
The people at Schaefer Autobody Centers look forward to many more years of reaching out to the St. Louis Community, through various programs. It was a pleasure to work with both Recycled Rides and Circle of Concern. To learn more about what you can do to help with either of these great organizations, visit their websites.
Pictured above: Devin Hummel (American Family), Kevin Haller (Schaefer Autobody), Chris Pallozola (Circle of Concern)