PARK RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) announced today the donation of a 2011 Toyota Camry to the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides® program. The refurbished vehicle, restored by the Pacific Collision Center, will be gifted to a family in need in the Palm Springs, California area during the 2013 National Auto Body Council Golf Fundraiser.
"Hertz is committed to our partners and their great causes, and the National Auto Body Council is one of them," said Mark Frissora, Chairman and CEO of Hertz. "Through our partnership, Hertz has donated several vehicles to Recycled Rides® and we are happy to donate another vehicle today knowing it will be given to a deserving family."
The event will raise funds to support NABC community projects including Recycled Rides®, Operation Comfort®, and FREE®. Recycled Rides® has donated over 500 cars to families in need throughout the country, including five vehicles from Hertz. The vehicle will be donated through The Children's Charity, Variety of the United States.
About Recycled Rides
Recycled Rides® is a community awareness project whereby members of the NABC repair and donate refurbished vehicles to families and service organizations in need throughout the United States. A green program, Recycled Rides recruits auto body shops, insurers, paint suppliers and parts vendors to contribute in their own specific ways.
About the National Auto Body Council
The National Auto Body Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the image of the collision industry. Our ongoing and continued success is a direct result of the efforts and support of our sponsoring companies and membership. Please contact the National Auto Body Council directly for membership information. Call 1-888-667-7433 or go to www.autobodycouncil.org.
About The Hertz Corporation
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time, by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2012/13 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at www.hertz.com.
To learn more about Hertz's global sustainability efforts, visit www.hertzlivingjourney.com.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation