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Friday, 09 March 2012 23:07

GEICO and Caliber Collision Centers Donate Vehicle to National Guard Veteran

Without the benefit of reliable transportation, things have been difficult for National Guard veteran John Jones of Hurst, Texas, since he returned from two tours of Iraq. To help him out, GEICO partnered with Caliber Collision Centers to provide a refurbished vehicle for Jones and his wife and two children.

GEICO donated the vehicle while Caliber provided repair services. GEICO participated through the Recycled Rides program, an awareness project that encourages members of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) to refurbish and donate recycled vehicles to families in need in their communities. Reserve Aid, a nonprofit organization that provides support to the families of Reserve Service Members from all military branches selected the Jones family as the recipient.

Greg Shook, a GEICO auto damage manager, helped present the vehicle to the Jones family recently at Caliber Collision Center in Keller, Texas. "We're glad we're in a position to support a serviceman who admirably served our country," Shook said. "The Jones family now has daily transportation that most of us take for granted."

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. GEICO handles auto insurance coverage for 10 million private passenger auto policies and insures more than 17 million vehicles.

In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products for their motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, boats, homes and apartments is available through the GEICO Insurance Agency. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.

As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated A++ for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of several national customer satisfaction surveys. For more information, go to

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