Benner’s Supports NJ Veterans Network, Donates Cars to Local Vets

Philanthropy Drives Us

Benner’s Auto Body possesses a profound admiration and appreciation for our country’s heroes. Since 2010, we have donated nearly $50,000 to the community including support of NJ Veterans Network and participation in the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program. 

Recycled Rides brings together insurers, paint suppliers, parts vendors, and collision repairers like Benner’s to collaborate on the repair and donation of vehicles to deserving individuals and service organizations throughout the country. More than 1,000 vehicles have been donated since the program’s inception in 2007.

Benner’s Bright Idea

In an effort to do more for those who have served our nation, Benner’s Auto Body Owner Joe O’Neill Jr. found a way to merge his two passions together—excellence in auto repair and supporting our local vets—by developing a partnership between NJ Veterans Network and the National Auto Body Council, where he sits on the board of directors.

Having previously supported NJ Veterans Network by donating three cars in the last two years to those in need, including veterans, Joe wanted to take it a step further. He forged a relationship with the two respected organizations. As co-chair of the National Auto Body Council’s annual New Jersey golf tournament in Princeton, to be held this August, he proposed NJ Veterans Network vets to be the recipients of the council’s fundraiser. Companies will now sponsor eight New Jersey veterans to play in the tournament while a group of other veterans in need of a personal mode of transportation will be the recipients of refurbished vehicles. Benner’s Auto Body will donate two cars, a Honda Accord and a Honda CRV, that the team repaired this year at the shop.   

Here’s to a Great Tournament!

The Benner’s team is honored to support our veterans in a very real way—helping them obtain a safe, reliable vehicle so that they can be self-reliant. At Benner’s, we believe that providing a means of transportation to those less fortunate can be life-changing. We are grateful to be a part of the National Auto Body Council’s charity golf tournament and the Recycled Rides program year after year!