The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) has announced they will be working with I-CAR in a volunteer coordination program. The goal of this endeavor is to create industry-wide awareness about the efforts of CIF in regards to disaster relief.
The project will be broken in to two phases and there will be multiple presentations and webinars to educate volunteers about CIF and what they do. The first phase will be focused on how to identify those in need by the network of volunteers. The second phase is to involve the fundraising aspects, and how to support the organization through donations.
President Bill Shaw is very excited about this new endeavor and the opportunities it brings saying, "The CIF is thrilled to have the support of the I-Car Volunteers and will further our cause of supporting our industry professionals in their time of need. This army of volunteers will HELP identify needs when a local disaster strikes and will HELP collect resources in support . This is a significant event in our foundation's history."
German Mejia, I-CAR National Field Operations Manager of I-CAR added, "The I-CAR ecosystem includes over 2000 volunteers which are organized by local committees in markets of all sizes across the United States. The collective power of our volunteers' local support provides the collision repair industry with a unique resource to tap into in the event of a natural disaster. I-CAR volunteers continue to demonstrate their passion for this industry by being prepared to help CIF by raising emergency funds and being prepared to offer hands-on support should a situation arise."
About CIF: The Collision Industry Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable foundation dedicated to raising, managing and donating funds while fulfilling the philanthropic goals and needs of the collision industry and the communities they serve. The foundation was established in 2001 to allow for tax-deductible contributions for the National Auto Body Council ("NABC") sponsored Camp Mak-A-Dream Children's Hospital project and has subsequently been instrumental in several other collision industry charitable projects. CIF's vision: "Bring Awareness and Emergency Relief to Collision Repair Professionals." If you know of someone in need, please direct them to the Collision Industry Foundation.
To donate at any time or to learn more about CIF's current projects, please go to