Service King Collision Repair Centers, through the volunteer efforts of its Southern California teammates, proudly presented a fully restored 2016 Chevy Colorado pickup to a deserving U.S. Military Veteran, Michael Spencer, on Friday (Dec. 8). The presentation took place at Service King¹s Southern California Charity Golf Tournament as part of the organization¹s ongoing Service King Cares initiative and the company¹s longtime participation in the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program.
Spencer served in the U.S. Army from 1981-82 and U.S. Marines Corps from 1984-88 before receiving an honorable discharge as the result of an injury. After hearing his story, collision repair technicians from Service King's Santee (CA) location volunteered time and weekends to restore the truck to like-new condition in time for Friday's giveaway.
"The freedom of reliable personal transportation is unfortunately a privilege that too many people overlook," said Alan Saviano, Service King Vice President for the Western US and former Navy SEAL. "The Service King Family and our Los Angeles teammates are deeply honored to present Mr. Spencer with a new pickup truck. We are truly grateful for his service to our country. It¹s our hope this gift helps him and his family for many years to come."
Soldiers' Angels, an organization dedicated to providing aid and comfort to members of the US Military, nominated Spencer for the vehicle giveaway. Previously, Spencer relied on public transportation or family and friends to make appointments with physical therapists, pain management doctors, neurologists and more. He was often late or missed visits altogether.
The NABC Recycled Rides program brings together insurance companies, collision repairers and local businesses to donate vehicles to families in need. Service King has taken part in recent giveaways in Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Arizona. Meanwhile, the company is set to give away two more vehicles before Christmas.
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Service King Collision Repair Centers®, with more than 40 years of experience in the automotive repair industry, is a leading national operator of comprehensive, high-quality collision repair facilities. The organization is consistently recognized for its commitment to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and giving back to the industry through innovative training and recruiting initiatives. Service King traces its roots back to Dallas, Texas and founder Eddie Lennox who opened the very first Service King in 1976. Today, Service King operates locations in 24 states across the U.S. In 2015, Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals. For more information and to find a local Service King, visitwww.ServiceKing.com and follow Service King news on Facebook and Twitter.