Tuesday, 05 May 2020 09:10

Tractable Donates to CIF COVID-19 Fund

Tractable answered the Collision Industry Foundation's call for help for its COVID-19 relief fund in a very big way---by donating $25,000.

Over the past month, more than 500 requests have been submitted by collision repair professionals asking CIF for financial assistance, through the CIF COVID-19 fund established in late March.


The initial fund, including early contributions by half a dozen generous donors, had been nearly expired in mid-April, when CIF sent out a request for additional support from the industry.
As funds became exhausted, CIF had to close its website to new applications. CIF was able to immediately re-open the website to accept new assistance requests, using Tractable's donation to continue to provide assistance for new submissions.
Alex Dalyac, CEO and co-founder at Tractable, shared why he chose CIF for this donation.


"At Tractable, our mission is to accelerate accident and disaster recovery across the world, with AI. But recently, the world has been severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic.


"As a company, we feel we have the duty to do something to help those in need within our industry. In the collision repair sector in which we operate, as people around the world stay at home and drive less, repairs have declined by as much as half," Dalyac continued. "With fewer vehicles in need of repairs, the outlook for repairers---and for their livelihoods---is at risk. Automotive repair professionals and their families are being affected, experiencing medical and financial difficulties."
Michael Quinn, CIF board president and SVP of business development at AirPro Diagnostics, expressed his thanks.


"We are grateful for the generous financial contribution that Tractable has made to the CIF COVID-19 assistance fund at this crucial time," Quinn said. "Many individuals are already directly benefitting from this donation."
Quinn said more industry support is needed to keep up with the rising number of applications for aid, and he encourages individuals and organizations to contribute whatever they can. All donations are tax-deductible and through May will go directly to the CIF COVID-19 Fund.


To donate to the CIF COVID-19 Fund, click here.
To apply for assistance, click here.


For corporate donations, contact collisionindustryfoundation@gmail.com.


Source: CIF