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MAACO Makes a Difference to an American Hero

Marine veteran and mother-to-be receives a vehicle through National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides

Orlando, FL - Dec 2, 2014 - MAACO, part of Driven Brands family of automotive companies, teamed up with the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program to make a difference in the life of an American hero. In partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, LKQ and Axalta, the MAACO Fleet Solutions team donated a restored vehicle to expecting mother and Marine veteran, Sherika Fayson.

"The thought of having a reliable car brings tears to my eyes," said Sherika. "It's overwhelming to think what a difference it will make in my life."

"This would not have been possible without the help of Robert Fish, MAACO Fleet Solutions National Account Manager, and our incredible partners," said Frank Petrane, MAACO Vice President of Fleet Sales. "Enterprise Rent-A-Car donated the 2014 Nissan Versa and Axalta automotive finishes and LKQ provided resources necessary to complete the project."

The Orlando MAACO, located at 917 Mercy Drive, is owned and operated by local Frank Furino. Frank and his team dedicated more than 30 hours of quality body work, collision repair and paint service for the big reveal. They recognized the value in this program and its potential to enrich Sherika's quality of life.

"It's important to give back to the community that supports you," said Frank Furino, Orlando MAACO owner. "When asked if I was interested in participating in this program, I didn't hesitate. As America's bodyshop it was an honor to give back to an American hero, like Sherika."

Over 800 vehicles have been donated through the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program since it began in 2007. MAACO and their partners are looking forward to donating more Recycled Rides™ in 2015. For more information on the Recycled Rides program, visit

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