Collision Industry Mobilizes for Haiti Relief - BodyShop Business

Collision Industry Mobilizes for Haiti Relief

Following the devastating earthquake that hit the impoverished country of Haiti on Jan. 12, the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) rallied the support of attendees of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) in Palm Springs, Calif., for donations to be sent to the Red Cross to assist in recovery efforts.

Holding up the front page of the Jan. 14 edition of USA Today, which depicted photos of the aftermath of the earthquake, CIF Chair Jeanne Silver encouraged everyone to lend a hand with a donation of $5 or $10, although many people gave more. In total, the one-day campaign raised $772 from attendees of the conference.

“We hope our one-day effort inspires others to donate and to initiate similar efforts in their businesses and communities. We know that at times like this, no donation is too small, and we thank the CIC attendees for their spontaneous generosity,” said Silver.

CIC Chairman Russell Thrall III added, “While CIC is a forum to discuss issues specific to the collision industry, we know that in times of great need, the spirit of the industry always shines through.”

The Collision Industry Foundation recommends that any money collected for Haiti relief be sent to a recognized charity, such as the Red Cross, which has developed a mobile text option so that donors can make a $10 contribution. The CIF will also continue to serve as a conduit for donations to the Red Cross in the name of the collision repair industry. Donations may be made at the CIF Web site and should be marked “Haiti Relief.”

More information:

Red Cross

Collision Industry Foundation

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,

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.