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3M, CREF announce “Show Your Support” campaign for 2018 3M Hire Our Heroes program

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 07:00
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3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and the Collision Repair Education Foundation are continuing their support of the 3M Hire Our Heroes program in 2018 with the “Show Your Support” campaign. Through the initiative, collision repair industry professionals can donate to help military members get the training and tools needed to get jobs in the collision repair industry and receive great prizes along with their support of an important cause.

In the 3M Hire Our Heroes “Show Your Support” program, a donation of $200 or more made to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, earmarked for the “Hire Our Heroes fund” and made before August 30, 2018, will receive a 3M Hire Our Heroes flag designed by Chip Foose.  In addition, all donors will be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:
 
1st Prize - Authentic Racing Helmet, autographed by 40 Cup drivers from the 2017 season, including Dale Earnhardt Jr, and NASCAR legend Richard Petty!
 
2nd Prize - Authentic Racing Helmet, autographed by 40 Cup drivers from the 2016 season, including Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Gordon!
 
3rd Prize - NASCAR® Racing Experience for 4 people at a track near you!
 
4th Prize - NASCAR® Racing Experience for 4 people at a track near you!
 
5th Prize - NASCAR® Racing Experience for 4 people at a track near you!
 
6th Prize - Petty’s Garage Sign Autographed by “the King”, Richard Petty!
 
7th Prize - Patriotic hood designed by Ryan “Ryno” Templeton!
 
This is the sixth year that 3M has partnered with the Collision Repair Education Foundation in support of our industry and our nation's veterans. Since 2013, the 3M Hire Our Heroes program has generated more than $1,065,500 to be used toward scholarships and tool grants for military veterans and their family members. Nearly 330 military veterans and their families have already received scholarships and grants.
 
“Through the 3M Hire Our Heroes Show Your Support program, everyone wins – our military veterans and their family members, the program donors, and ultimately, our industry as we are able to help prepare skilled, qualified and motivated employees for collision repair facilities,” said Dale Ross, U.S. Marketing Operations Manager for 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division.  “We’re proud to be able to support these deserving men and women, and encourage the industry to join us in this important effort.”
 
About 3M Hire Our Heroes
 
The 3M Hire Our Heroes grants are available for qualifying returning veterans and family members.  Grants may be used for tuition, school fees, tools, textbooks and equipment at qualifying technical schools. For additional information and to apply, visit www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.
 
The ultimate goal of the 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign is to support the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in raising awareness for hiring America’s heroes and help drive employment in the collision repair industry for these deserving veterans and their families.
 
For more information on the 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign, contact Dale Ross, 3M Automotive Aftermarket, at daross1@mmm.com or visit www.3mcollision.com/hire.
 
3M automotive products keep the world on the move, with innovative solutions for building, repairing and maintaining vehicles.  From the collision repair professional to the individual vehicle enthusiast, people around the world trust 3M products to protect, repair and keep their vehicles looking showroom new.  And our commitment to this industry extends beyond product performance to a careful stewardship of the world’s resources and environment. Serving the needs of our customers has made 3M a trusted leader in vehicle care and repair, and we are dedicated to earning that trust each and every day.
 
For more information, contact 1-877-MMM-CARS, contact your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sales Representative or visit the website at www.3Mcollision.com.  Follow 3M Collision Repair Solutions on Facebook, on twitter @3M_Collision and Instagram @3MCollision.
 
About 3M
3M is a science-based company with a culture of creative collaboration that inspires powerful technologies, making life better. With $32 billion in sales, 3M employs 90,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNewsroom on Twitter.
 
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