Approximately $40,000 of the contribution will go to the Fayetteville Technical Community College in Fayetteville, N.C., to support efforts assisting military veterans and civilians transition into the collision repair industry. Approximately $11,000 of the contribution funded an ABRA named student scholarship earlier this spring and ABRA’s participation in the Foundation’s career fairs around the country throughout the year.
For more than two decades, ABRA has supported the Collision Repair Education Foundation to help build awareness of collision repair industry career opportunities within local schools and communities. The foundation’s goal is to offer educational opportunities that will inspire young people to pursue career options in the industry.
ABRA’s Chief People Officer, David Kuhl, says the company is proud to support the foundation and committed to ensuring students have the opportunity to create a rewarding career in an ever-growing industry. “It’s a great feeling knowing this donation will help play a part in the development and growth of our industry as well as support the advancement of students interested in a career in collision repair.”
Brandon Eckenrode, director of development for the Collision Repair Education Foundations, added, “We are truly grateful for the long-standing and significant support that ABRA has shown us over the years. Many of these activities would not be possible without the generosity of partners like ABRA Auto Body & Glass.”