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Collision repair is about people helping people

who find themselves in a difficult situation, often through no fault of their own. It’s not just about putting cars back together — it’s about making people whole again. The collision repair community — including body shops, paint, parts, equipment and insurance companies — has been doing this for a long time.

And sometimes, the collision industry goes above and beyond the call of duty to make things a little bit brighter for those less fortunate. This section honors the shops and suppliers that take that additional step.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

CARSTAR Salutes America's Veterans, Active Duty Military with National Military Month Celebration

This November, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts will honor America’s active duty and military veterans with a special celebration for National Military Month. It will include national partnerships with select military support organizations, including recognition events for local Veterans organizations, Fisher House, National Auto Body Council (NABC) Operation Comfort and Ipods for Wounded Veterans.

During the month of November CARSTAR locations around the country will collect donations of needed items, help raise funds and hold events to honor the service of America’s military members. Select events include:

  • Wicklund’s CARSTAR in Liberty, Mo., is holding its annual military appreciation celebration on November 5 to honor local veterans and active duty military members. The event will include food, refreshments and door prizes.

  • CARSTAR’s Puget Sound business group, comprised of 21 CARSTAR locations, will restore a 2002 Ford Windstar van to be given away on November 11 to a deserving military family through the VA hospital. In addition, it will conduct a drawing for military families throughout November for a $100 gift certificate to Anthony’s Homeport restaurant. Military members just need to show a military ID at any participating CARSTAR location to enter.

  • Marshall’s Autobody CARSTAR in Billerica, Mass., owned by Jim Marshall, an Air Force veteran, is again supporting iPods for Wounded Veterans, collecting donations from customers, vendors, friends, family and other local businesses to purchase iPods, iPads, Kindles, Nooks and other electronics for military members recovering from their injuries at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“People want to help, they just need the avenue and direction,” said Marshall. “The gift of an iPod, iPad, Nook or Kindle, or even magazines and books, provides much needed distraction from the grueling rehabilitation processes these soldiers face. It’s been an honor to work with this program over the past year and help these soldiers in need. And I’m proud to lead the CARSTAR owners and our customers around the country in expanding awareness and support of the iPods for Wounded Veterans program to touch even more of our troops.”

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