At Caliber, we’re committed to supporting our nation’s Military Service Members and letting them know we’ll be there for them, even when the road gets a little rocky. And with Veterans Day coming up, we’d like to turn our headlights on a few of the many ways we’re honoring our heroes. Thanks to our team’s unified desire to give back to our troops, we’ve been able to accomplish some amazing things over the years.
For many of our Military Service Members and their families, finding reliable means of transportation for work, medical appointments and other necessary errands can prove challenging. That’s why we participate heavily in the Recycled Rides program, which serves to alleviate this struggle by presenting deserving service members and their families with newly refurbished vehicles. Already in 2018, we’ve gifted 51 vehicles, and plan to donate 19 more around Veteran’s Day.
As collision repair experts and avid football fans, we know a thing or two about hits. That’s why we hit the ground running – teaming up with the Dallas Cowboys for our annual Military Combine, benefiting Military Service Members. It’s a day of fierce fun, filled with active-duty men and women going head to head in a gauntlet of the same drills as the NFL Combine. From the sidelines, we cheer them on, making sure to always go the extra mile for our veterans – even in the game of inches.
The transition from active duty to civilian life can be full of unexpected challenges, and we believe in giving those who have given so much the keys to a stable and promising career. That’s why we offer our Changing Lanes program – a no-cost 18-week career skills training that provides Military Service Members with the training required to help them start a career as a collision repair technician or service advisor. And, upon successful completion, graduates receive a $12,000 Snap-On tool package. Plus, we actively look for job placement opportunities for graduates across our locations in the U.S.
By the end of 2018, there will be more than 250 graduates between our three training facilities – in Fort Bragg, NC; Fayetteville, NC; and Fort Hood in Killeen, TX. We’re honored to have these heroes on our team and look forward to all of the lives we’ll restore together.
American Airlines Sky Ball:
For the third year, we’re proud to sponsor the American Airlines Sky Ball, a premier fundraising event for one of the oldest military support organizations in the country. At last year’s event, we surprised three veterans with refurbished vehicles as a part of our aforementioned Recycled Rides program. This year, we’re excited to continue that trend and gift three more vehicles, ensuring another thrilling ride for more of our nation’s veterans.
It’s incredibly gratifying to call our great country “home,” and we’re perpetually honored to support the Military Service Members who protect our freedom to do so. We salute your service and are forever humbled by your sacrifice. From all of us here at Caliber, thank you, and we’ll always be ready when it comes to restoring the rhythm of your life.