Source: CollisionWeek

Will provide emergency relief to collision repair professionals affected by the storm.

The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) announced it is committed to working with all industry segments to deliver aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey. The CIF’s mission is to deliver emergency relief directly to collision repair professionals. CIF is calling on all shops, trade groups, equipment companies, paint companies, insurance companies and all other industry organizations who can assist in this relief effort.

CIF is using all donations for emergency living and/or tool replacement expenses.

Donations can be made via the CIF website and no donation amount is too small. Or contact them directly via Email: collisionindustryfoundation@gmail.com or Phone at Toll Free (855) 424- 3243 – Direct (804) 427-6982.

The CIF Board of Trustees has assembled a committee that will organize and facilitate the relief efforts. Michael Quinn has been appointed chair of this committee.

“Michael led the industry’s relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina, as well as chaired other industry-wide charitable projects like Recycled Rides and the First Responder Emergency Extrication programs,” says Kelly Broderick, CIF Vice Chair and Vice President of Sales & Marketing with Dedoes Industries LLC. “We couldn’t have selected a better person to lead the Harvey efforts.”

Within the last 48 hours donations have started coming in from shops, individuals and companies including: CCC Information Services, Mitchell International and Parts Trader. We encourage others within the industry to support our efforts and donate.

“We encourage all industry professionals to reach deep and make tax deductible donations to CIF so we can help those in need,” stated William Shaw, CIF chair and Director of Business Development US & Canada, PPG Automotive Refinish. “Please join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. It’s time to roll up our collective sleeves and help our brothers and sisters in Texas and Louisiana.”