December 04, 2015
CARSTAR SCOLA’S COLLISION CENTER DONATES CAR TO DESERVING VETERAN AS PART OF NATIONAL AUTO BODY COUNCIL RECYCLED RIDES® PROGRAM
CHICAGO, IL (December 4, 2015) – On Veteran’s Day, CARSTAR Scola’s Collision Center donated a fully refurbished 2015 Chevy Equinox to a military veteran. Progressive Service Centers honored veterans across the country in this third annual vehicle giveaway event. In association with the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides® project, the Progressive Group of Insurance Companies, along with several national and local partners donated more than 130 vehicles to these heroes in appreciation of their service.
Progressive worked together with local NABC member body shops to recycle and donate vehicles that have been damaged in an accident. CARSTAR Scola’s Collision Center expertly rebuilt this Chevy Equinox at their own expense, and with parts donated by vendors. Rebuilding this vehicle is a special show of appreciation for the shop.
Jacob Crawford, the recipient, works for the State Service Office. Crawford is a veteran helping other veterans with their benefits and developing claims.
"I ride my bike to the train station where I catch a train to meet these veterans who are limited in their travels due to their disabilities,” said Crawford, an eight-year U.S. Air Force veteran. “This vehicle will not only help me but it will help a lot veterans and their families. I am truly grateful. I travel close to two hundred miles a week."
The event was especially meaningful for CARSTAR Scolas owner Lou Scola.
"Being a six year veteran myself, it's very satisfying being able to give back, especially to a fellow veteran who is doing such noble work", said Scola, who served in the U.S. Navy.
KEYS TO PROGRESS - LEFT TO RIGHT - TONY SCOLA (OWNER), JACOB CRAWFORD, LOU SCOLA (OWNER)