Jan. 10, 2013 — The National Auto Body Council (NABC) today announced an update to its formal plan to raise $1.5 million to provide I-CAR curriculum and training to wounded veterans in a partnership with Operation Comfort.
Along with NABC website updates, a weekly update of the committees progress, activities and plans will be communicated to the industry at-large via press release_notess or “Mission Status” updates. Chuck Sulkala executive director of the NABC indicated: “This project has been given highest priority by the NABC board, and we will give ongoing updates and total transparency to the entire industry of our efforts.”
The plan includes raising $1.5 million to purchase, completely renovate, and equip a 30,000 square foot training facility in San Antonio, Texas, on behalf of Operation Comfort’s Automotivation program. The NABC has raised over $200,000. to date towards this goal. We will recognize major donors in coming updates.
“There is no other program in our industry that connects wounded veterans with entry level job opportunities in auto body repair,” Sulkala said. “Participants will receive training in collision repair, estimating, vehicle refinishing and other related topics toward the goal of preparing them for full time employment in our industry. We have an obligation to help those who have given so much for the freedoms we treasure.”