Anthony Reyes was presented with his car May 19 at Caliber Collision at 1916 Cheddar Loop Drive in Northwest Austin. (Photo courtesy Caliber Collision)
Anthony Reyes, a Navy sailor stationed at the Naval Reserve Center in Austin, was handed the keys to a Honda Civic on May 19 donated by Allstate and refurbished by Caliber Collision at 1916 Cheddar Loop Drive in Northwest Austin, according to a news release. The donation is a thank-you to Reyes for his service and part of Military Appreciation Month.
Technicians volunteered their time and skills as part of the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program, which donates vehicles to individuals in need of reliable transportation, according to the release.
Reyes, who is new to Austin and has no local friends or family, has been relying on his bicycle to get to work and the grocery store, according to the release.
Over the past 12 years, Caliber Collision and its industry partners have donated more than 500 vehicles to individuals in need of reliable transportation, most of which were to military service members, veterans and their families, according to the release.
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