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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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*:

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Event Location Ship Street Address City State Repair Facility Name
Joe Hudson’s Collision Center 101 Ati Parkway Hoover AL Joe Hudson’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance 210 Dekalb Industrial Way #100 Decatur GA Friendship Paint & Body
Progressive Insurance 800 Progressive Way Marietta GA Days Chevrolet
Progressive Insurance 4250 International Blvd NW Suite B Norcross GA Rick Hendrick Chevrolet of Buford
Dahl Ford Davenport 1310 E. Kimberly Road Davenport IA Dahl Ford Davenport
Service King collision Repair of Urbana 802 E Perkins Rd Urbana IL Service King Collision Repair Centers
Chur Brothers Collision Repair 751 Shadeland Avenue Indianapolis IN Abra Auto Body Repair of America
Oxmoor Collison Repair Center 11505 Electron Drive Louisville KY Oxmoor Collision Center
Collision Specialties 4415 American Way Baton Rouge LA Collision Specialties
Kev’s Kars 1425 Airline Drive Metairie LA Kev’s Kars
Progresive Insurance – Glen Burnie 841 Cromwell Park Dr Glen Burnie MD CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance 12201 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring MD International Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Burnsville 12450 River Ridge Lane Burnsville MN Superior Service Center
Progressive Insurance – Burnsville 12450 River Ridge Lane Burnsville MN Abra Auto Body Repair of America
Progressive Insurance – Burnsville 12450 River Ridge Lane Burnsville MN Fairway Collision & Automotive
Progressive Incurance- Bridgeton 13284 Corporate Exchange Dr Bridgeton MO Car Craft Auto Body
Joe Hudson’s Collision Center 4625 US-80 Pearl MS Joe Hudson’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance 1616 E. Millbrook Road, Suite 300 Raleigh NC CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Columbus 3208 Morse Road Columbus OH Colormagic Carstar
Progressive Insurance Dayton 8090 N Dixie Rd. Dayton OH Voss Collision Centre
Progressive Insurance Dayton 8090 N Dixie Rd. Dayton OH Troy Carstar
Progressive Insurnace 300 North Commons Drive Mayfield Village OH Serpentini Chevrolet of Tallmadge/Montrose Collision Centers
Progressive Insurnace 300 North Commons Drive Mayfield Village OH Excalibur Collision
Progressive Insurnace 300 North Commons Drive Mayfield Village OH D&S Automotive Collision
Progressive Insurnace 300 North Commons Drive Mayfield Village OH CARSTAR Tim’s Collision
Progressive Insurnace 2669 E. Kemper Rd. Cincinnati OH Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati
Progressive Insurnace 2669 E. Kemper Rd. Cincinnati OH Jeff Wyler Collision Center
Progressive Insurance 6791 Commercial Dr. Springfield VA Service King Collision Repair Centers
Progressive Insurance- Milwaukee 3442 S 103rd St. Milwaukee WI Abra Auto Body Repair of America
Progressive Insurance 302 Woodmont Road Milford CT Breezy Point Auto Body
Progressive Insurance 4030 Crescent East Riverview FL Stingray Chevrolet Collision Center
Progressive Insurance 4030 Crescent East Riverview FL Car Guys Collision Repair
Progressive Insurance 9160 Forum Corporate Pkwy, Suite 250 Ft. Myers FL CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance 7406 Fullerton St. Suite 300 Jacksonville FL CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance 7406 Fullerton St. Suite 300 Jacksonville FL CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurnce – Miramar 14505 SW 27th Way Miramar FL Arrow Collision Center
Progressive Insurnce – Miramar 14505 SW 27th Way Miramar FL Carstar Ace Sullins
Progressive Altamonte Springs 1050 West Town Parkway Altamonte Springs FL CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Altamonte Springs 1050 West Town Parkway Altamonte Springs FL CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Tamarac 3710 West Commercial Blvd Tamarac FL Palm Collision
Progressive Insurance – Tamarac 3710 West Commercial Blvd Tamarac FL Fender Mender
Progressive Insurance – West Palm Beach 5133 Tyler Lakes Blvd West Palm Beach FL SCHUMACHER AUTO GROUP
Progressive Insurance – West Palm Beach 5133 Tyler Lakes Blvd West Palm Beach FL Griffin Auto Care, Inc.
Progressive Insurance – Westwood 62 Everett Street Westwood MA Choice Collision Centers
Progressive Insurance – Sterling Heights 40770 Mound Rd Sterling Hts. MI Jack Demmer Automotive Group
Progressive Insurance- South Plainfield 152 West St. South Plainfield NJ Delta Collision Inc
Progressive Insurance- South Plainfield 152 West St. South Plainfield NJ Knoblock Auto Body
Progressive Insurance- South Plainfield 152 West St. South Plainfield NJ Class A Autobody
Progressive Insurance 1586 Central Ave Colonie NY Goldstein Collision
Progressive Insurance – Lancaster 6699 Transit Rd Williamsville NY West Herr Collision
Progressive Insurance – Lancaster 6699 Transit Rd Williamsville NY Northeast Collision
Progressive Insurance 1200 South Ave, Suite 203 Staten Island NY ABC COLLISION
Progressive Insurance 1200 South Ave, Suite 203 Staten Island NY Rojo Collision
Progressive Insurance – Camp Hil 3950 Hartzdale Dr Camp Hill PA Brenner Collision Center (and on second line if possible) North and West
Progressive Insurance – Camp Hil 3950 Hartzdale Dr Camp Hill PA Noaker’s Auto Body LLC
Progressive Insurance – Malvern 71 General Warren Blvd Malvern PA Faulkner Collision of West Chester
Progressive Insurance – Malvern 71 General Warren Blvd Malvern PA Service King Collision Repair Centers
Progressive Insurance 902 Brinton Rd Wilkinsburg PA Service King Collision Repair Centers
Progressive Insurnace – Johnston Service Center 2200 Hartford Ave Johnston RI Cranston Collision Center
Progressive Insurance 600 E Curry Road Tempe AZ A&D Auto Body
Progressive Insurance 600 E Curry Road Tempe AZ Allard Collision
Progressive Insurance 1305 S Alvernon Way Tucson AZ Chapman Collision
Progressive Insurance – Pasadena 3570 East Foothill Blvd Pasadena CA Silver Lake Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Pasadena 3570 East Foothill Blvd Pasadena CA Holiday Auto Center
Progressive Insurance – Sacramento 2150 Harvard Street Sacramento CA Vice’s Collision Repair
Progressive Insurance – Sacramento 2150 Harvard Street Sacramento CA Duane’s Body and Paint, Inc.
Progressive Insurance- San Diego 4141 Ruffin Rd. San Diego CA Lloyd’s Collision & Paint Center
Progressive Insurance- San Diego 4141 Ruffin Rd. San Diego CA Qualtech Auto Collision
Progressive Insurance – Walnut Creek 2860 N. Main St Walnut Creek CA Elite Auto Body
Progressive Insurance – Walnut Creek 2860 N. Main St Walnut Creek CA Jim’s California Auto Body
Progressive Insurance 12710 Voyager Pkwy Colorado Springs CO CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance 12710 Voyager Pkwy Colorado Springs CO Blosser’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance 12710 Voyager Pkwy Colorado Springs CO Blosser’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance- Kansas City 1930 S 45th St Kansas City KS Don’s Body Shop
Progressive Insurance- LaVista 11820 Harrison Street LaVista NE B Street Collision Centers
Progressive Insurance- LaVista 11820 Harrison Street LaVista NE Abra Auto Body Repair of America
Car Crafters 600 Montano Road NE Albuquerque NM Car Crafters
Progressive Insurance – Las Vegas 4080 Boulder Highway Las Vegas NV Winners Kustom Circle
Progressive Insurance – Oklahoma City 601 S.E. 89th St Oklahoma City OK Landers Collision of Norman
Progressive Insurance – Oklahoma City 601 S.E. 89th St Oklahoma City OK Landers Collision of Norman
Progressive Insurance – Portland 8115 S.E. 82nd Ave Portland OR Abra Auto Body Repair of America
Progressive Insurance – Portland 8115 S.E. 82nd Ave Portland OR Tran’s Auto Body
Progressive Insurance – Arlington 1409 Wet N Wild Way Arlington TX Service King Collision Repair Centers
Progressive Insurance – Arlington 1409 Wet N Wild Way Arlington TX Joe Hudson’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Arlington 1409 Wet N Wild Way Arlington TX Platinum Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Arlington 1409 Wet N Wild Way Arlington TX CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Arlington 1409 Wet N Wild Way Arlington TX Precision Hail and Collision
Progressive Insurance – Arlington 1409 Wet N Wild Way Arlington TX CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Metro City 7301 Metro Center Drive Austin TX AMM Collision
Progressive Insurance – Metro City 7301 Metro Center Drive Austin TX Masters Auto Craft
Caliber Collision 5330 Ayers Street Corpus Christi TX CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – El Paso 6608 International Drive El Paso TX CALIBER COLLISION
Progressive Insurance – Houston 1045 Wisterwood Drive Houston TX Joe Hudson’s Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Houston 1045 Wisterwood Drive Houston TX Crossroads Collision Center
Progressive Insurance – Houston 1045 Wisterwood Drive Houston TX Unique Collision, Inc.
Progressive Insurance – Houston 1045 Wisterwood Drive Houston TX Corona Paint and Body
Texas Body & Frame 5712 TX-327 Spur Lubbock TX Texas Body & Frame
Progressive Insurance – San Antonio 3800 Horizon Hill Blvd. San Antonio TX J.D. Collision Express
Progressive Insurance – San Antonio 3800 Horizon Hill Blvd. San Antonio TX Premier Auto Body & Paint
Progressive Insurance – Midvale 6941 South River Gate Drive Midvale UT Gerber Collision & Glass
Progressive Insurance – Midvale 6941 South River Gate Drive Midvale UT Abra Auto Body Repair of America
Progressive Insurance – Midvale 6941 South River Gate Drive Midvale UT Unique Collision Repair Centers — Saratoga Springs
Progressive Insurance- Federal Way 34001 Pacific Hwy S. Federal Way WA Abra Auto Body Repair of America
Progressive Insurance – Lynnwood 13906 Highway 99 Lynnwood WA Service King Collision Repair Centers
Progressive Insurance – Lynnwood 13906 Highway 99 Lynnwood WA Service King Collision Repair Centers

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

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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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