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Al Brodeur's Auto Body And The Hanover Insurance Group To Donate Car, Helping Worcester Woman Get Back On The Road


—Recipient part of a United Way funded program at Central Mass Housing Alliance—

WHO/WHAT: On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - A Worcester woman and her two boys will drive off in a donated 2008 Honda Civic, courtesy of Al Brodeur's Auto Body, The Hanover Insurance Group, O'Brien & Gibbons Insurance Agency, United Way of Central Massachusetts and other local partners.  The vehicle will be granted through the Recycled Rides program. This nationwide project was created by the National Auto Body Counsel and will make a difference in the family's life by providing a much needed source of reliable transportation. The program assists members and their partners in repairing and then donating vehicles to families in need.

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Through the Recycled Rides program:

  • The Hanover will donate the vehicle, which is worth more than $10,000. The company also will give the recipient a $160 gas card in honor of its 160th anniversary and a road-side assistance kit
  • Al Brodeur's Auto Body refurbished the vehicle, donating labor for repairs and securing the needed parts from Bernardi Auto Group, Keystone and LKQ, along with paint and materials donated from Finishmaster
  • O'Brien & Gibbons Insurance Agency will donate the equivalent of one-year of insurance for the vehicle
  • United Way of Central Massachusetts worked with a partner agency to choose the recipient

The vehicle will be presented during an event organized in coordination with The Hanover's United Way Campaign. Each year, The Hanover and its employees grant more than $1 million to the United Way and in 2011 more than 81% of The Hanover's employees - together with the company - donated over $1.3 million to the cause nationwide. This year, in addition to the national campaign, the company will present five Recycled Rides to families in need countrywide.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 AT 10 a.m.
The Hanover's Corporate Headquarters, 440 Lincoln Street, Worcester, Mass.

PHOTO/VIDEO: This is a great photo/video opportunity, as the recipient will receive the keys to the vehicle on site

CONTACT: Amy Lynn Banek, The Hanover Insurance Group,, 508-855-4486

KEY WORDS: Free car; Worcester Woman; United Way; Mount Wachusett Community College Student

/PRNewswire -- Oct. 8, 2012/

SOURCE The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.