The project will be broken into two phases, and there will be multiple presentations and webinars to educate volunteers about CIF and what it does. The first phase will be focused on how to identify those in need by the network of volunteers. The second phase is to involve the fundraising aspects and how to support the organization through donations.
“The CIF is thrilled to have the support of the I-CAR volunteers and will further our cause of supporting our industry professionals in their time of need,” said CIF President Bill Shaw. “This army of volunteers will help identify needs when a local disaster strikes and will help collect resources in support. This is a significant event in our foundation’s history.”
German Mejia, national field operations manager for I-CAR, added, “The I-CAR ecosystem includes over 2,000 volunteers who are organized by local committees in markets of all sizes across the United States. The collective power of our volunteers’ local support provides the collision repair industry with a unique resource to tap into in the event of a natural disaster. I-CAR volunteers continue to demonstrate their passion for this industry by being prepared to help CIF by raising emergency funds and being prepared to offer hands-on support should a situation arise.”