CIF Aids Shops Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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Sept. 10, 2013—The Collision Industry Foundation (CIF) recently donated $4,000 from the Disaster Relief Fund to two collision repair shops affected by Hurricane Sandy earlier in 2013.

The two shops, Nu Castleton Collision and Lev's Auto Repair, are both located in the hardest hit area of Brooklyn, N.Y.

"It felt great that other people in the industry care about shops like us, and this gesture went a long way in helping us get back on our feet," said Rosario DiGregorio of Nu Castleton Collision. "This helped us buy a few things for the shop and it was a nice feeling of hope. I would just ask that everyone keep donating for the future."

CIF trustees Jim Muse and Jeanne Silver traveled to Brooklyn in May to hand the checks to the shop owners in person.

“It really meant a lot to us that there was a group out there that cared about what happened here,” said Lev Schmidt of Lev's Auto Repair Inc. "We didn't think this was possible, and to have your own industry stand up for you is amazing and heart-warming. We can't thank those who've donated enough for their generosity."

Tax-deductible donations can be made at the Collision Industry Foundation website.

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