News: NABC Gifts Recycled Ride to Deserving Texas Mother
Caliber’s Woodlands, Texas location gives refurbished 2004 Volkswagen Jetta to local veteran.
Caliber Collision partnered with Farmers Insurance in its 7th Recycled Rides presentation of the year, donating a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta to a local veteran at Caliber’s Woodlands, Texas location on Wednesday, May 2. Farmers donated the vehicle, and Caliber Collision provided the
resources and services to refurbish it for Michael Ryan Lease.
Lease received the keys and the title to his newly refurbished vehicle in a special ceremony to thank and honor him for his service to his country.
After serving four years in the Army from 2003-2007, Lease has struggled emotionally and financially. Lack of reliable transportation has made it difficult for him to find steady employment. He recently landed a full-time position with an industrial painting company but has to borrow a car or arrange rides to get to work. Finding transportation is equally challenging for Lease as he tries to spend as much time as possible with his three young children, ages 5-9.
Lease was nominated for the Recycled Rides vehicle by ReserveAid, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to military families.
“Too many times, the men and women called to protect our country suffer financial burdens before, during and especially, after their service,” said Michael Quinn, Caliber Collision vice president of industry and community relations. “Our purpose day in and day out at Caliber is ‘restoring our customers to the rhythm of their lives.’ We hope this vehicle acts as a catalyst that restores Michael back to the rhythm of his life.”
Added Odom Wu, national director of auto specialty claims for Farmers Insurance, "We truly appreciate the sacrifices that individuals like Michael Lease have made on behalf of our country. Giving back to the community is important to us, and we’re proud to partner with Caliber Collision to provide a helping hand to those in need.”