Collision Industry Raises $1,500 for Local Children

June 25, 2004

Washington D.C. – More than $1,500 was recently donated to the National Children’s Medical Hospital during a meeting held in the Nation’s Capitol.

“This donation, the result of a fund-raising effort by the National Auto Body Council, will help us with our overwhelming demand for patient care from very young mothers. Those funds will treat 160 young mothers and their new babies,” said Lisa Cantu, coordinator of Events and Promotions for the Children Hospital Foundation.

“Additionally, your support of the Kids Care Fund at Children’s helps provide the basic needs that are often taken for granted but are essential to a child’s care,” added Cantu. “Last year alone, Children’s gave away over $54.5 million in uncompensated health care because many of our patients and their families are unable to afford the medical care they desperately need. With the help of donations such as yours, Children’s can continue providing top quality health care to our patients in our region, our nation, and from around the world.”

“It isn’t just the National Auto Body Council involved with this,” said Barry Dorn, NABC’s project coordinator on this effort. “The Collision Industry Conference and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists also had meetings in the Alexandria, Va. Historic District. They were both involved as well. The people who made this donation possible represent every segment of the Collision Industry, repairers, auto manufacturers, paint manufacturers, information providers and insurers.”

Doug Webb, NABC chairman, noted, “It is difficult to appreciate what facilities such as this are going through. “But I am gratified that we are able to help. That is also to say that I thank National Children’s Medical Hospital for allowing us to help.”

For further information about the National Auto Body Council and its programs, visit the Council’s Web site at .

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