H&V Collision Center, the largest independent and family-owned collision repair company in the Capital Region, is teaming up with State Farm to donate a van to assist veterans in the Albany area.
The donation will take place on Saturday, July 15 at the Vet House (180 First Street, Albany) and is the latest effort by H&V and business and community partners to support veterans in upstate New York.
The van, donated by State Farm and refurbished by H&V, will help with moving veterans as they transition in and out of the Vet House. Operated by the Albany Housing Coalition, the Vet House provides a transitional residence for up to 28 veterans at a time.
“Our veterans have given so much to protect our freedom and security. All of us at H&V, together with our friends at State Farm, are honored to be able to assist those who have given greatly for America and the cause of freedom. We thank our good friends at State Farm for their generosity and support for this great project,” said H&V’s Vartan Jerian Jr.
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The donation takes place on the day of the AHCA’s annual fundraiser. The event will be supported by 200 motorcyclists from the Nomad Veterans Riders.
The H&V Vet House donation is one of a number of events sponsored by H&V that give back to the community. Last summer, H&V donated three cars to three veterans at a Tri-City ValleyCats game, and have donated a total of 16 cars to veterans and families and individuals facing special challenges. H&V has been recognized for contributions and support to veterans by area veteran organizations.
Founded 40-years-ago, H&V has expanded from a two-man operation on Oakwood Avenue in Troy, to the largest independently-owned collision repair business in the Capital Region. H&V Collision Center now operates seven locations in the Capital Region and upstate, including locations in Troy, Queensbury, Saratoga, Colonie, Kingston, Schenectady and Clifton Park.