Tuesday, 09 December 2014 00:00

Mike Rose’s Auto Body Never Stops Giving Cars Away


Mike Rose’s Auto Body gave a completely refurbished Hyundai Sonata to Staff Sgt. Kyle Pearson as part of their Benevolence presentation on Veterans Day. Owner Mike Rose is second from the left.

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Mike Rose’s Auto Body presented a staff sergeant from Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA and his family with a Hyundai Sonata as part of a Benevolence presentation on Veterans Day, November 11 at the company’s Fairfield location.

Thanks to this refurbished vehicle, it will be much easier for Staff Sgt. Kyle Pearson to get to and from his duty at Travis AFB, as well as driving his six-year-old son Brandon Pearson to the medical specialists he needs at Stanford and eight-year-old daughter Jenna Pearson to and from school. In addition, the Rose family gave the Pearson family one year of insurance coverage and a trunk full of gifts for the children.

The Mike Rose’s Auto Body Benevolence program is a “community give back program” whose mission is to present cars to deserving individuals or organizations during the holiday season. Everything is donated, including the cars, parts, paint, mechanical inspections, tires and one full year of insurance. The body and paint technicians at Mike Rose’s Auto Body donate their time and skills to turn these cars into “new” used vehicles. 

The collision repair company, with 13 locations in the East Bay, has been participating in the Benevolence Program for the last 13 years and with this year’s 42nd Anniversary, it has donated 46 cars to the community. Mike Rose’s Auto Body will be presenting six fully re-furbished vehicles to those in need this year, with a second presentation to take place at their Antioch location in January. 

This year, Mike Rose’s Auto Body partnered with the Vintage Valley Blue Star Moms of Solano County, Travis AFB and GEICO Insurance during Veteran’s Day. 

Owner Mike Rose still gets a thrill when he sees a car going to a deserving family, he said. “It has been so rewarding over the last 13 years presenting the cars to deserving families and single parents who are working to improve their skills and become independent. We feel very honored to be able to do this and we will continue to do this as long as I am still around.”

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