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The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) announced that Tractable has donated $25,000 to its COVID-19 fund established in late March to help collision repair professionals struggling during the pandemic.
Over the past month, over 500 requests have been submitted by collision repair professionals asking CIF for financial assistance through the CIF COVID-19 fund. The initial fund, including early contributions by half a dozen donors, had been nearly expired in mid-April when CIF sent out a request for additional support from the industry.
As funds became exhausted, CIF had to close their website to new applications. And then, Tractable answered the call with their donation.
“At Tractable, our mission is to accelerate accident and disaster recovery across the world with AI,” said Alex Dalyac, CEO and co-founder of Tractable. “But recently, the world has been severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic. As a company, we feel we have the duty to do something to help those in need within our industry. In the collision repair sector in which we operate, as people around the world stay at home and drive less, repairs have declined by as much as half. With fewer vehicles in need of repairs, the outlook for repairers – and for their livelihoods – is at risk. Automotive repair professionals and their families are being affected, experiencing medical and financial difficulties.”
CIF immediately re-opened the website to accept new assistance requests, using Tractable’s donation to continue to provide assistance for new submissions.
“We are grateful for the generous financial contribution that Tractable has made to the CIF COVID-19 assistance fund at this crucial time,” said Michael Quinn, board president of CIF and senior vice president of business development at AirPro Diagnostics. “Many individuals are already directly benefiting from this donation.”
Quinn went on to express that more industry support is needed to keep up with the rising number of applications for aid, and he encourages individuals and organizations to contribute whatever they can. All donations are tax-deductible and, through May, will go directly to the CIF COVID-19 Fund.