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Monday, 07 January 2019 21:31

Caliber Collision Repairs Donated Car to VA Soldier/Single Father Through NABC Recycled Rides

Written by Staff, 13 News Now

On Dec. 14, the holidays got a little brighter for a Fort Eustis soldier and single father.


SPC Derek Witcher was given the keys to a car donated by Caliber Collision in Virginia Beach, VA, and USAA.


Witcher joined the Army in 2015 and is currently stationed at Fort Eustis. He and his wife are separated and have shared custody of their 4-year-old son. It has been a struggle for Witcher to juggle his responsibilities without a reliable form of transportation.


The donated car was stocked with some holiday gifts.


The soldier received a 2017 Nissan Rogue provided by USAA that was restored by Caliber Collision-Virginia Beach technicians who volunteered their time and talent as a community service.


The car donation is part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program in which collision industry businesses team up to repair and donate cars to individuals in need of reliable transportation. Witcher was nominated for the car donation by the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and strengthening military families.


The car will give Witcher the independence and ability to care and provide for his son and enjoy fatherhood.


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