AASP/NJ Reaches Out to Hurricane Irene Victims - BodyShop Business

AASP/NJ Reaches Out to Hurricane Irene Victims

After surveying the destruction caused by Hurricane Irene, the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of New Jersey (AASP/NJ) has reached out to its membership to offer assistance to those affected by the disastrous storm.

“The damage done in New Jersey, particularly the northern part of our state, has been devastating for several of our members,” said AASP/NJ’s Jeff McDowell. “We’re contacting our members to let them know that AASP/NJ is here for them and willing to help in any way we can.”

The AASP/NJ effort was initiated by former AASP/NJ President Glenn Villacari of Parkway Auto Body in Nutley.

“Glenn contacted our office and suggested that we reach out to our members,” said AASP/NJ Executive Director Charles Bryant. “He even offered his own personal assistance to other shop owners who might need help cleaning out the muck and debris from their shops.”

Villacari says it’s natural to offer help when such a disaster strikes.

“We’re all competitors,” he says, “but at the end of the day we’re all trying to survive. To see some of the devastation here in our state is heartbreaking. We, as human beings, should be doing all we can to help others who have been hit hard by Irene. Fortunately, AASP/NJ has the components in place to reach the membership and let them know they’re not alone.”

AASP/NJ members who are victims of Hurricane Irene and are in need of any type of assistance should contact AASP/NJ via e-mail at [email protected] or call the AASP/NJ Hot Line at (732) 922-8909.

“It’s times like these where we come together as an industry,” McDowell added. “We’re just trying to do our part.”


More information:

AASP/NJ

Disaster Preparedness Tips from NABC

You May Also Like

Cruise Postpones Release of Driverless Taxi Service

Cruise, a GM subsidiary, recently announced that it will miss its goal of launching a large-scale self-driving taxi service in 2019.

Cruise, a GM subsidiary, recently announced that it will miss its goal of launching a large-scale self-driving taxi service in 2019. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann said the company plans to dramatically increase the number of its autonomous test vehicles on the road in San Francisco, but will not be offering rides to regular people this year, according to an article from The Verge.

Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions Partners with Andretti Rallycross

Andretti Rallycross announced that Cutting Edge Automotive Solutions will serve as technical partner on Cabot Bigham’s No. 02 OINK Clothing Beetle for the remainder of the 2019 Americas Rallycross season, showcasing their SP Tools USA brand.

Ford, Volkswagen Expand Collaboration to Include Autonomous, Electric Vehicles

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG announced they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles – and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. and Europe.

CCAR Updates Website with More OSHA Alliance Resources

CCAR (Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) has announced the addition of new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Alliance content on its main website, www.ccar-greenlink.org.

CARSTAR McLaren Lake Forest and CARSTAR McLaren Irvine Open in California

Owned by husband-and-wife team James and Mary Davis, CARSTAR McLaren Lake Forest and CARSTAR McLaren Irvine are a family business.

Other Posts

CIECA to Offer Webinar on What Businesses Need to Know to Implement CIECA Standards

CIECA will hold its next CIECAst webinar, “Implementing CIECA Standards: Implementation Guide and Appendix C – BMS, Code Lists and Shema Components,” on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. CST.

CARSTAR Urges Customers to Stay Winter Ready

Cold weather can create some of the harshest driving conditions of the year. The months between October and February top the list for accidents, vehicle damage and injuries.

CIECA Adds Broadly as Corporate Member

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that Broadly has joined CIECA as a corporate member.

NABR Launches BillableGenie Online Searchable Database of Insurer-Paid Not-Included Procedures

National AutoBody Research (NABR) has announced the launch of its BillableGenie online service, an independent, centralized source of actual data on insurer paid not-included procedures and operations, labor rates, labor rate concessions and other manually entered estimate line items.