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'Christmas in Paradise' seeks collision industry support

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 08:00
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The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) announced its Disaster Relief Committee is assisting, along with local industry professionals, to organize Christmas dinner and presents for the little ones for those left homeless by the Camp Fire in Paradise, California.
 
The Camp Fire was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history to date. 18,500 homes and businesses were destroyed as well as 88 lives taken by the fast moving fire. Many industry professionals are either camping in tents, in shelters or living in cramped quarters with relatives.
 
The idea to bring a Christmas meal and invite all Collision Industry Professionals together from the region was the brainchild of Becky Rogers, general manager of Pearson Road Collision Repair in Paradise, CA.  Rogers lost both her home and her job, for the time being, and has since worked tirelessly with the CIF to identify and validate those in need in our industry.  The group expects over 150 people to attend.
 
"I am so grateful our industry is rising up to help us," stated Becky Rogers. "You just can't imagine the devastation these families have experienced. We all have to help give them some sense of normalcy, especially for the children at Christmas. We were already a close-knit group in our town, and now this has pulled us even closer together. Chawne Luna, Tamora Parr Lay, and Serena Hary have been very helpful in this project too. From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank all those across the country who have helped."
 
"No child should have to go without a Christmas," stated Michael Quinn, CIF Disaster Relief Chairman and SVP of Business Development at AirPro Diagnostics.  "We are asking the industry to make tax deductible donations to help us with this special project. Each of us can and should help this community in their journey of healing, and what better time to start than showing them love at the Christmas season? "  
 
Tax Deductible donations can be made at the CIF website here: https://www.collisionindustryfoundation.org/donate.html
 
Christmas in Paradise
When: December 17 @ 5:30 pm
Where: Elks Lodge 1705 Manzanita Ave, Chico, CA 95926
 
Those interested in sponsoring a family or attending may do so by contacting:
Becky Rogers - 530-228-7427
Chawne Luna - 530-521-7655

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