Recycled Rides Gives Another Vehicle

June 20, 2014

Topeka, Kan. – Washburn Tech’s Recycled Rides program will give a vehicle to a family in need at 9 a.m., Monday, June 23, in Bartle Hall, Kansas City, Mo. The Ride-Away is being held in conjunction with the start of the SkillsUSA National Convention.

 The recipient, a Topeka woman, will be receiving a refurbished 2010 Ford Focus. She was nominated for a Recycled Ride because of an illness in her family and the lack of a reliable car.

 Recycled Rides partners auto students with instructors and professional mentors in the community to refurbish vehicles, which are awarded to individuals or families in need.  Local businesses and individuals also donate parts and supplies to get the vehicles running again.

 Washburn Tech was the first school in the nation to participate in the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program. This latest vehicle will bring the total number of rides donated by Washburn Tech to nine. Both Washburn Tech and the NABC hope the presentation and display of the car in Kansas City during SkillsUSA week will encourage more automotive programs around the country to get on board with Recycled Rides.