I always say I love that our agency works with Commerce Insurance. And today, December 23, 2010– on the brink of Christmas — I will say it again.
Commerce Insurance has a program they call C.A.R.E.S. The goal of the program is to educate young drivers about driving safely and to improve the educational experience of auto repair vocational technical students. Recently, C.A.R.E.S. donated 2 damaged cars to Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton, Massachusetts. Here’s a blurb from the Press Release:
The damaged cars—a 2010 Toyota Camry and a 2010 Toyota Corolla—are being repaired by students at Bay Path in conjunction with Long Subaru of Webster, Massachusetts. The repaired vehicles will be raffled and the proceeds from the raffle of the two vehicles will be shared between four area schools—Bay Path, Shepherd Hill Regional High School, Oxford High School and Bartlett High School. All four schools will be involved in marketing and selling raffle tickets.
Employees of Commerce Insurance who live near the school are also showing their support by volunteering at school events.
The release also notes that local businesses, specifically Long Subaru, has invited students to their facility to work with experienced auto repair technicians to aid in the process of fixing the vehicles. This gives the students the chance to do real repair work in an actual working environment.
“The students working on these cars not only have an eagerness to learn but a real passion for automobiles and that’s an encouraging thing to see from the next generation of auto repair technicians.”
– Jim Melbourne, Long’s auto body shop manager
The release also includes that Boch Collision Center of Norwood and Harr Auto Body in Worcester have “generously contributed parts and labor totaling nearly $22,000.”
[Source: Press Release]