Caliber Collision Centers Joins Worldwide Effort to Aid Tsunami Disaster Victims

March 14, 2005

California-based Caliber Collision Centers, an operator of
high-quality collision repair facilities in California and Texas, recently donated $2,750 to the United States Fund for UNICEF, in response to the Sumatra earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that devastated the lives of millions of children and families in South Asia and Africa.

“We are proud to join those who have contributed to many of the charitable organizations that have taken on the enormous tasks of providing support to the victims, families and communities impacted by the Sumatra earthquake and tsunamis,” stated Dan Pettigrew, president and CEO for Caliber Collision Centers. “In keeping with Caliber’s commitment to organizations that provide care and services to children, we elected to direct our contribution to UNICEF based on their outstanding record of providing ongoing care to children around the world who are impacted by situations beyond their control.”

Since 1947, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has supported the work of the United Nations Children’s Fund by raising support for its programs and increasing public awareness of the challenges facing the world’s children. As the oldest of 37 national committees for UNICEF worldwide, the U.S. Fund is part of a global effort to advance humanity with health, education, equality and protection for every child.

In the weeks and months following the devastation in South Asia and Africa, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has received a record $90 million in contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations. With the immediate survival stage of the crisis response largely completed, UNICEF expects to spend a minimum of $300 million on tsunami recovery over the next 36 months.

This longer-term effort will include the restoration of schools, health centers, safe water systems and other fundamental services that keep children alive and well.

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