The Automobile Club of Southern California has teamed up with Caliber Collision to donate a newly refurbished 2008 Ford Explorer to a Simi Valley family in need.
The gift for the Oliveros family was unveiled at an open house for Caliber Collision’s new Simi Valley facility. The Automobile Club of Southern California donated the vehicle and Caliber employees volunteered personal time to refurbish it as well as collect gifts for the family.
“Partnering with AAA at our new Simi Valley location gives us the ability to better serve our mutual customers and jointly give back to our local community,” said David Goldstein, Caliber Vice President of Operations. “We hope this vehicle donation eases the burden of transportation for the Oliveros family and helps restore them to on a path towards success...”
The Oliveros family was nominated for Caliber Collision’s Recycled Rides program by Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. After a brief stay at the shelter, Lisa Oliveros was eventually able to find employment and a place to live. She and her daughter walk and use public transportation to get to work, child care, medical appointments and stores.
“We admire Lisa’s resiliency and determination to get through difficult and challenging times,” said Rick Lewis, Claims Manager, AAA Member Preferred Repairs Program. “We are proud to partner with Caliber and Hope of the Valley to provide this vehicle and give Lisa a ‘hand up” so she can continue to build a new life for her family.”
This vehicle gifting at Caliber’s new Simi Valley location is the 15th vehicle Caliber Collision has donated through its Recycled Rides program.