Washburn Tech Recycles Ride, Holds Car Show

By: Greg Palmer, Nick Vivivani
By: Greg Palmer, Nick Vivivani
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Gifts at Washburn Institute of Technology came both in and out of the showroom this afternoon.

Washburn Tech's recycled rides program gave away their 8th vehicle to a family in need.

And for the second time in less than a year, State Farm Insurance donated $15,000 to help support the program.

The 2001 Chrysler Sebring went to Chassity Sanders, a mother, who now can manage her busy schedule thanks to a new set of wheels.

Washburn Tech was the first school in the nation to participate in the recycled rides program.

A lot of other sweet rides were on display elsewhere on campus as well. The school held its 15th annual car show and BBQ.

Antique cars and trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles, and more were there.

The event is the largest fundraiser for the Washburn Tech Care Closet.

The program provides short-term help to students in need, through things like gas money, bus fare, or a bag of groceries.

Posted by Greg Palmer and Nick Viviani

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