This new batch of wildfires includes the Woolsey Fire and Camp Fire, the latter of which has killed 77 people, destroyed more than 12,794 structures and is becoming California's deadliest and most destructive wildfire on record as of Nov. 19.
CIF aims to bring awareness of its mission and seek support for disaster victims. Tax-deductible donations are being requested to assist collision repair professionals in need.
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"We have been in contact with survivors and [are] hearing many devastating experiences," stated Michael Quinn, CIF Disaster Relief chairman and SVP of business development at AirPro Diagnostics. "We are sending aid now. We need the industry to step forward---once again---and help its own."
More and more stories are surfacing from our industry colleagues affected by the disasters. One shop customer service representative relayed that she went to work and later that morning received a call from her husband that the fire had moved into their neighborhood. All he could recover were birth certificates before he was forced to evacuate and they lost everything. A paint jobber in Chico, CA, just 14 miles away, told CIF they are fine; however, the smoke is thick and low, and the entire staff is wearing respirators while working.
"At this time when we give thanks, we need to think of the folks in our industry needing our help," stated Bill Shaw, CIF president and PPG director of business development. "We encourage all industry stakeholders to support our efforts and make tax-deductible donations."
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