Battle Ground auto shop will give away a car to disabled veteran

Elite Collision Center hosts event from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday

Employees at Elite Collision Center and members of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program are teaming up to donate a car to disabled US Army and Coast Guard veteran Scott Bingham of Snohomish Friday.

Pacific Perks will offer a full service espresso bar to guests from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at Elite Collision Center, located at 1701 West Main Street in Battle Ground. Bingham will be on site for the car giveaway at approximately 4 p.m.

Elite Collision Center, 1701 West Main Street in Battle Ground, will donate a car to disabled US Army and Coast Guard veteran Scott Bingham of Snohomish at 3 p.m. Friday. Flyer courtesy of Elite Collision Center
Elite Collision Center, 1701 West Main Street in Battle Ground, will donate a car to disabled US Army and Coast Guard veteran Scott Bingham of Snohomish at 3 p.m. Friday. Flyer courtesy of Elite Collision Center

Scott Bingham was born in Seattle in September of 1960. His father was a prison security officer and his mother was a homemaker and educator. 

Bingham grew up in the Seattle area and attended Canyon Villi Bible Christian Academy. He joined the US Army in 1980, served in Egypt and other countries, before receiving an honorable discharge. He also sailed on the Polar Star vessel to Alaska as a member of the US Coast Guard until 1985.

After travelling around the US, Bingham returned to Washington state to study horticulture and carpentry at South Puget Sound Community College. He worked as a full time landscaper until 1992.

Bingham is a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 921 in Snohomish. The VFW teamed up with the National Auto Body Council and Elite Collision Center in this car giveaway event. Other companies involved include Esurance, Axalta, Wash Me Mobile Detailing and Pacific Perks.

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