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Progressive’s Keys to Progress Provides Cars to Veteran Families

The National Auto Body Council (NABC) has announced that more than 100 veterans and their families have received the keys to a newly refurbished vehicle this month as part of Progressive’s sixth annual Keys to Progress event.

The National Auto Body Council (NABC) has announced that more than 100 veterans and their families have received the keys to a newly refurbished vehicle this month as part of Progressive’s sixth annual Keys to Progress event. The vehicle giveaways occurred on Nov. 8 at 65 locations across the country, including Progressive offices and authorized vehicle repair facilities.

In addition to the more than 100 veterans benefiting from Keys to Progress vehicles, these charities also received cars: Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (Minn.), Community Hope (N.J.), Vets 4 Vets (Walnut creek, Calif.), Veterans Village (Nev.) and Hope Center (Baton Rouge, La.). The cars will help them extend their mission to help veterans.

Progressive works with local NABC member body shops and other program supporters to put refurbished vehicles in the hands of deserving veterans.

Progressive’s Keys to Progress program offers military families reliable transportation to get on the road and move forward in life. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, approximately 40 percent of veterans live in rural areas where transportation options can be limited, meaning it’s necessary for them to travel far to receive medical care, reach employment centers and access other services they need.

For a 2017 recipient, receiving a vehicle didn’t only impact her own life, it allowed her to help other veterans and their families.

“If it wasn’t for Progressive, I wouldn’t have been able to carry out my mission of volunteer work to the Veteran Community and their families,” said Emily Toro, Gold Star Mother and 2017 Keys to Progress recipient. “Since I was given this vehicle, I have been able to travel throughout New York helping Gold Star families. I am forever grateful for the vehicle donation and it has inspired me to work even harder.”

Added Progressive Claims Group President Mike Sieger, “We’re so proud to be celebrating our sixth year of supporting veterans through our Keys to Progress program. This is just one of the ways we give back to those who gave so much. For many veterans, transportation to work, school, medical appointments or even social events can be a hardship, and we recognize their need for reliable transportation so they can live the life they deserve.”

Progressive teamed up with several organizations to make the Keys to Progress program a reality:

  • NABC member body shops, volunteer staff, resources and thousands of hours of collective time to repair the vehicles free-of-charge to veterans.
  •  Enterprise Rent-A-Car provides the first six months of insurance for each donated vehicle. Policies are written by Progressive.
  • Veracity Research Co. Investigations, a veteran-owned and operated organization, helps support the recipient selection process each year.
  • The original 1-800-Charity Cars, donates resources to facilitate titling and registration of vehicles for recipients.
  • Copart and Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc., a business unit of KAR Auction Services, Inc. donate some of the vehicles.
  • Preferred Warranties Inc., another KAR business unit, provides a Powertrain 12-Month Protection Plan for most donated vehicles
  • Pep Boys provides a one-year routine maintenance package – including oil changes, wipers, tire rotation and more – for each donated vehicle, available through any of the nearly 1,000 Pep Boys service locations.
  • Local charities help to identify veteran recipients in each region.

Keys to Progress events happened in the following cities*:

Event LocationShip Street AddressCityStateRepair Facility Name
Joe Hudson’s Collision Center101 Ati ParkwayHooverALJoe Hudson’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance210 Dekalb Industrial Way #100DecaturGAFriendship Paint & Body
Progressive Insurance800 Progressive WayMariettaGADays Chevrolet
Progressive Insurance4250 International Blvd NW Suite BNorcrossGARick Hendrick Chevrolet of Buford
Dahl Ford Davenport1310 E. Kimberly Road DavenportIADahl Ford Davenport
Service King Collision Repair of Urbana802 E Perkins RdUrbanaILService King Collision Repair Centers
Chur Brothers Collision Repair751 Shadeland AvenueIndianapolisINAbra Auto Body Repair of America
Oxmoor Collision Repair Center11505 Electron DriveLouisvilleKYOxmoor Collision Center
Collision Specialities4415 American WayBaton RougeLACollision Specialties
Kev’s Kars1425 Airline DriveMetairieLAKev’s Kars
Progressive Insurance – Glen Burnie841 Cromwell Park DrGlen BurnieMDCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance12201 Old Columbia PikeSilver SpringMDInternational Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Burnsville12450 River Ridge LaneBurnsvilleMNSuperior Service Center
Progressive Insurance – Burnsville12450 River Ridge LaneBurnsvilleMNAbra Auto Body Repair of America
Progressive Insurance – Burnsville12450 River Ridge LaneBurnsvilleMNFairway Collision & Automotive
Progressive Insurance – Bridgeton13284 Corporate Exchange Dr.BridgetonMOCar Craft Auto Body
Joe Hudson’s Collision Center4625 US-80PearlMSJoe Hudson’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance1616 E. Millbrook Road, Suite 300RaleighNCCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Columbus3208 Morse RoadColumbusOHColormagic Carstar
Progressive Insurance – Dayton8090 N Dixie Rd. DaytonOHVoss Collision Centre
Progressive Insurance – Dayton8090 N Dixie Rd. DaytonOHTroy Carstar
Progressive Insurance300 North Commons DriveMayfield VillageOHSerpentini Chevrolet of Tallmadge/Montrose Collision Centers
Progressive Insurance300 North Commons DriveMayfield VillageOHExcalibur Collision
Progressive Insurance300 North Commons DriveMayfield VillageOHD&S Automotive Collision
Progressive Insurance300 North Commons DriveMayfield VillageOHCARSTAR Tim’s Collision
Progressive Insurance2669 E. Kemper Rd.CincinnatiOHJoseph Toyota of Cincinnati
Progressive Insurance2669 E. Kemper Rd.CincinnatiOHJeff Wyler Collision Center
Progressive Insurance6791 Commercial Dr.SpringfieldVAService King Collision Repair Centers
Progressive Insurance- Milwaukee3442 S 103rd St.MilwaukeeWIAbra Auto Body Repair of America
Progressive Insurance302 Woodmont RoadMilfordCTBreezy Point Auto Body
Progressive Insurance4030 Crescent EastRiverviewFLStingray Chevrolet Collision Center
Progressive Insurance4030 Crescent EastRiverviewFLCar Guys Collision Repair
Progressive Insurance9160 Forum Corporate Pkwy, Suite 250Ft. MyersFLCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance7406 Fullerton St. Suite 300JacksonvilleFLCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance7406 Fullerton St. Suite 300JacksonvilleFLCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Miramar14505 SW 27th WayMiramarFLArrow Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Miramar14505 SW 27th WayMiramarFLCarstar Ace Sullins
Progressive Altamonte Springs1050 West Town ParkwayAltamonte SpringsFLCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Altamonte Springs1050 West Town ParkwayAltamonte SpringsFLCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Tamarac3710 West Commercial BlvdTamaracFLPalm Collision
Progressive Insurance – Tamarac3710 West Commercial BlvdTamaracFLFender Mender
Progressive Insurance – West Palm Beach5133 Tyler Lakes BlvdWest Palm BeachFLSCHUMACHER AUTO GROUP
Progressive Insurance – West Palm Beach5133 Tyler Lakes BlvdWest Palm BeachFLGriffin Auto Care, Inc.
Progressive Insurance – Westwood62 Everett StreetWestwoodMAChoice Collision Centers
Progressive Insurance – Sterling Heights40770 Mound RdSterling Hts.MIJack Demmer Automotive Group
Progressive Insurance- South Plainfield152 West St.South PlainfieldNJDelta Collision Inc
Progressive Insurance- South Plainfield152 West St.South PlainfieldNJKnoblock Auto Body
Progressive Insurance- South Plainfield152 West St.South PlainfieldNJClass A Autobody
Progressive Insurance1586 Central AveColonieNYGoldstein Collision
Progressive Insurance – Lancaster6699 Transit RdWilliamsvilleNYWest Herr Collision
Progressive Insurance – Lancaster6699 Transit RdWilliamsvilleNYNortheast Collision
Progressive Insurance1200 South Ave, Suite 203Staten IslandNYABC COLLISION
Progressive Insurance1200 South Ave, Suite 203Staten IslandNYRojo Collision
Progressive Insurance – Camp Hil3950 Hartzdale DrCamp HillPABrenner Collision Center
North and West
Progressive Insurance – Camp Hil3950 Hartzdale DrCamp HillPANoaker’s Auto Body LLC
Progressive Insurance – Malvern71 General Warren BlvdMalvernPAFaulkner Collision of West Chester
Progressive Insurance – Malvern71 General Warren BlvdMalvernPAService King Collision Repair Centers
Progressive Insurance902 Brinton RdWilkinsburgPAService King Collision Repair Centers
Progressive Insurance – Johnston Service Center2200 Hartford AveJohnstonRICranston Collision Center
Progressive Insurance600 E Curry RoadTempeAZA&D Auto Body
Progressive Insurance600 E Curry RoadTempeAZAllard Collision
Progressive Insurance1305 S Alvernon WayTucsonAZChapman Collision
Progressive Insurance – Pasadena3570 East Foothill BlvdPasadenaCASilver Lake Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Pasadena3570 East Foothill BlvdPasadenaCAHoliday Auto Center
Progressive Insurance – Sacramento2150 Harvard StreetSacramentoCAVice’s Collision Repair
Progressive Insurance – Sacramento2150 Harvard StreetSacramentoCADuane’s Body and Paint, Inc.
Progressive Insurance- San Diego4141 Ruffin Rd.San DiegoCALloyd’s Collision & Paint Center
Progressive Insurance- San Diego4141 Ruffin Rd.San DiegoCAQualtech Auto Collision
Progressive Insurance – Walnut Creek2860 N. Main StWalnut CreekCAElite Auto Body
Progressive Insurance – Walnut Creek2860 N. Main StWalnut CreekCAJim’s California Auto Body
Progressive Insurance12710 Voyager PkwyColorado SpringsCACALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance12710 Voyager PkwyColorado SpringsCABlosser’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance12710 Voyager PkwyColorado SpringsCABlosser’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance- Kansas City1930 S 45th StKansas CityKSDon’s Body Shop
Progressive Insurance- LaVista11820 Harrison StreetLaVistaNEB Street Collision Centers
Progressive Insurance- LaVista11820 Harrison StreetLaVistaNEAbra Auto Body Repair of America
Car Crafters600 Montano Road NEAlbuquerqueNMCar Crafters
Progressive Insurance – Las Vegas4080 Boulder HighwayLas VegasNVWinners Kustom Circle
Progressive Insurance – Oklahoma City601 S.E. 89th StOklahoma CityOKLanders Collision of Norman
Progressive Insurance – Oklahoma City601 S.E. 89th StOklahoma CityOKLanders Collision of Norman
Progressive Insurance – Portland8115 S.E. 82nd AvePortlandORAbra Auto Body Repair of America
Progressive Insurance – Portland8115 S.E. 82nd AvePortlandORTran’s Auto Body
Progressive Insurance – Arlington1409 Wet N Wild WayArlingtonTXService King Collision Repair Centers
Progressive Insurance – Arlington1409 Wet N Wild WayArlingtonTXJoe Hudson’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Arlington1409 Wet N Wild WayArlingtonTXPlatinum Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Arlington1409 Wet N Wild WayArlingtonTXCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Arlington1409 Wet N Wild WayArlingtonTXPrecision Hail and Collision
Progressive Insurance – Arlington1409 Wet N Wild WayArlingtonTXCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Metro City7301 Metro Center DriveAustinTXAMM Collision
Progressive Insurance – Metro City7301 Metro Center DriveAustinTXMasters Auto Craft
Caliber Collision5330 Ayers StreetCorpus ChristiTXCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – El Paso6608 International DriveEl PasoTXCALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Houston1045 Wisterwood DriveHoustonTXJoe Hudson’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Houston1045 Wisterwood DriveHoustonTXCrossroads Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Houston1045 Wisterwood DriveHoustonTXUnique Collision, Inc.
Progressive Insurance – Houston1045 Wisterwood DriveHoustonTXCorona Paint and Body
Texas Body & Frame5712 TX-327 SpurLubbockTXTexas Body & Frame
Progressive Insurance – San Antonio3800 Horizon Hill Blvd.San AntonioTXJ.D. Collision Express
Progressive Insurance – San Antonio3800 Horizon Hill Blvd.San AntonioTXPremier Auto Body & Paint
Progressive Insurance – Midvale6941 South River Gate DriveMidvaleUTGerber Collision & Glass
Progressive Insurance – Midvale6941 South River Gate DriveMidvaleUTAbra Auto Body Repair of America
Progressive Insurance – Midvale6941 South River Gate DriveMidvaleUTUnique Collision Repair Centers — Saratoga Springs
Progressive Insurance- Federal Way34001 Pacific Hwy S.Federal WayWAAbra Auto Body Repair of America
Progressive Insurance – Lynnwood13906 Highway 99LynnwoodWAService King Collision Repair Centers
Progressive Insurance – Lynnwood13906 Highway 99LynnwoodWAService King Collision Repair Centers

*Some cities have multiple events and give away more than one vehicle.

What’s next? Year seven of Keys to Progress in November 2019! Veterans interested in next year’s Keys to Progress event need to be sponsored by a veteran-friendly non-profit organization to submit their request. If unfamiliar with an organization, veterans can visit VA.gov to find a local veteran office or contact their local VFW post. Applications are reviewed starting in May of each program year. To request an application, non-profit organizations may send an email to [email protected].  For more information on Keys to Progress, visit KeysToProgress.com or #KeysToProgress.

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