Without the benefit of reliable transportation, things have been difficult for National Guard veteran John Jones of Hurst, Texas, since he returned from two tours of Iraq. To help him out, Caliber Collision Centers partnered with GEICO to provide a refurbished vehicle for Jones, his wife and two children.
GEICO donated the vehicle, while Caliber provided repair services. The vehicle was rehabbed via the Recycled Rides program, an awareness project that encourages members of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) to refurbish and donate recycled vehicles to needy families in their communities. Reserve Aid, a nonprofit organization that provides support to the families of Reserve Service Members from all military branches, selected the Jones family as the recipient.
Greg Shook, a GEICO auto damage manager, helped present the vehicle to the Jones family recently at Caliber Collision Center in Keller, Texas.
"We’re glad we’re in a position to support a serviceman who admirably served our country," Shook said. "The Jones family now has daily transportation that most of us take for granted."