SAN DIEGO, CA – Robert Iaulualo, a disabled local Marine Corps veteran and dedicated father, who had relied on a failing, 200,000+ mileage vehicle to commute every weekend to see his daughter in Los Angeles, will be presented with keys to a practically brand-new car as a thank you for his service from a group of local and national collision repair businesses.
The car donation is from Caliber Collision and Allstate in partnership with the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides™ program in which collision industry companies team up to repair and donate cars to help individuals and families rebuild their lives.
The vehicle, a 2016 Nissan Sentra, will be presented at an annual conference of the Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) whose members contributed parts and materials for the Recycled Rides vehicle.
After his car finally died several months ago, Iaulualo had to borrow cars or rely on public transportation to visit his daughter and to commute to work daily. A disabled veteran who served two combat tours in Afghanistan, Iaulualo also has had to juggle transportation for his frequent medical appointments.
Iaulualo was nominated for the Recycled Rides program by San Diego-based Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) which supports active duty enlisted members and recently discharged enlisted veterans and their families who are facing financial challenges get back on their feet.