Making a Difference - Caliber Collision

 The following is a guest post by Valerie Cox, who handles media relations for Caliber Collision:
Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world."  At Caliber Collision, our team is focused on giving back to our local communities and helping those in need.  Since many of our employees are veterans, serving military heroes and their families is an issue close to our hearts.  As a corporation, we participate in 3 military support programs, and many of our 300 locations also participate in local military organizations.  Our Caliber team believes in combining our talents and strengths as way to assist our military heroes.  We are so thankful to participate in these programs as a way to restore them to the rhythm of their lives®, and while we cannot completely solve all of their challenges, we are proud to help ease the burden any way our Caliber team can.

Easily the pride of our company, Recycled Rides is a program our Caliber team created in an effort to provide proper transportation for our military families.  We give refurbished vehicles to veterans and current military, and it truly is a labor of love for our team as we prepare the vehicle for the deserving recipient.  When we hand the keys over, there is never a dry eye in the room, including both our team and the recipient.  In 2014, Caliber was able to gift 20 vehicles, and we have over 25 scheduled for 2015.  We have donations scheduled throughout the US so be sure to regularly check our website and social media for your chance to nominate your hero.

Carry the Load is an organization designed to raise awareness and support for our fallen military and law enforcement.  This 27 day relay will start in West Point, NY, and finish in Dallas, TX, and the route covers cities including Washington D.C., Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Memphis, TN, and Little Rock, AR.  Anyone can join in and walk to “carry the load” in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for our country.  Carry the Load will conclude at the Dallas Memorial March in Dallas, TX, and for those in Austin, TX, the Austin Memorial March is scheduled to honor our heroes.  These events are designed to restore the meaning of Memorial Day, and we are grateful to serve as both participants and sponsors.

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be a struggle, and Caliber is committed to helping veterans throughout this change.  We are partners with 3M’s Hire Our Heroes program which assists veterans in finding careers within the collision industry.  Hire Our Heroes provides scholarships and support for auto body repair training, and this program is a wonderful stepping stone for those looking for employment within the collision industry.  With Hire Our Heroes, Caliber is also able to provide monetary support for wounded veterans through Operation Comfort’s Automotivation program, and this program is a skill-based rehabilitation program specializing in automotive skills.  On a local level, many of our centers employ military veterans.

For our Caliber team, we are focused on unifying our talents in an effort to support our military heroes and their families.  All of our centers work together to give back to those who fight for our independence, and we are so thankful to serve our military in these ways.  We hope to encourage others to give back, no matter how big or small your effort is because every act of kindness makes a difference.

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  1. Collision Express Center is a family-owned and operated collision repair facility that’s been involved in the auto body repair industry for over 20years. We specialize in the repairs of cars and light trucks of all makes and models. Our passion for collision repairs, as well as our strong beliefs in honesty, integrity and respect, have led our company to experience a strong, consistent growth. We take pride in this accomplishment.
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    Our state-of-the-art repair facility is fully equipped to repair everything from the smallest details to major repairs on all types of vehicles, including boron steel, aluminum, and hybrid vehicles. Having these skills has allowed our staff to earn the business of countless satisfied customers, who will gladly bring their vehicles back to our shop if their vehicle is involved in a collision.
    From the first phone call to the point of handing the keys back to a satisfied customer, partnering with their insurance company and doing a thorough inspection with standard repairs, our I-car-certified staff have won the hearts of customers who have experienced the trauma of being involved in a car accident. Our undeniable quality performance and excellent reputation among our customers and insurance companies have earned us a high rating in the community.
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    We understand the trauma, stress and frustration of involvement in a car accident, and your vehicle is one of the biggest investments that you have. It is important to us that our customers receive the most efficient and professional service, while their vehicle is being repaired in our shop. Our seasoned I-Car-trained estimators will take all necessary measures to fully assess the damages and make sure that your vehicle is repaired to pre-accident condition and to factory specifications.
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    Upon entering our facility, you will be greeted by our friendly receptionist and can find yourself at home in our well- furnished and beautiful waiting area – cold drinks are on the house. Additionally, our office has three work stations that are fully equipped with the CCC- one estimating system and everything else that is needed to process the work. On one of our walls, we have a display of well-deserved and current certificates that shows you that your vehicle is in good hands.
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    Address: 6220 88th St, Sacramento, CA 95828
    Phone: +1 916-388-1188
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    Every car that leaves our repair facility goes through thorough inspection, complete detailing and express car wash.At Collision Express Center we continually upgrade our equipment as well as our certifications and train to improve quality of auto body repair.