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Monday, November 3

H&V Collision Center Awards Four Deserving Capital District Veterans With Cars

H&V Collision Center Awards Four Deserving Capital District Veterans With Cars

Four local veterans and their families will receive the refurbished automobiles at luncheon this upcoming Veteran’s Day

ALBANY>> H&V Collision Center, one of the largest independently owned collision
repair facilities in the Capital Region, will be hosting a luncheon on Veteran’s Day to give four deserving veterans and their families cars as part of the 2014 Keys To Progress. The event is the 7thand will also be sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Progressive Insurance, Axalta Performance Coatings, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, LKQ Corp, and The Goldstein Auto Group. It will take place on November 11, 2014 at 11 am EST at Progressive Insurance, 1586 Central Ave., Albany, NY.
The veterans and families were hand-selected based on their involvement with the military, their exemplary efforts to improve their families’ lives and their need for a reliable automobile. The recipients include US Army veteran Dan Cooper from Cherry Valley, who cares for his two children and his wife, who suffers from a rare blood disorder. Dan continues to serve in the National Guard and a vehicle would help him spend more time with his family. Tom Kudlack, a US Army veteran, of Watervliet served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and was injured during both deployments. He now shares custody of his 4-year-old son and a car would provide an easier commute to work and allow for more time to care for his son. Marine Corp veteran, Marcus Jackson of Ballston Spa, was raised with 11 siblings by his grandmother and he joined the military in search of a better life. Now, Marcus cares for his 6-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son while searching for a full-time position that he can apply his experience from the Marines. Lastly, Patrick Boyle of Queensbury served in the Marine Corps in Afghanistan as a Security Specialist. Due to this rigorous position, Patrick is now partially disabled but is working and caring for his 6-month-old daughter. With the donated car, Patrick will return to school and find a full-time job.

“It has been incredible to meet these four individuals and their families and we are beyond excited to give them a safe and reliable automobile, something that is so critical in navigating everyday life,” said Rich Tanchyk, assistant vice president at H&V Collision. “Our organization is committed to serving our service men and women as well as our community. We hope that these cars serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people that deserve them most.”

H&V Collision Center is a veteran owned company that proudly supports the military and their families. Their unique program connects insurers, collision repairers, paint suppliers, parts vendors and others who collaborate to repair and donate vehicles to deserving individuals and service organizations in local communities throughout the country.


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