The Armed Services YMCA would like to thank the National Auto Body Council, Caliber Collision and GEICO for their continuous support of our military families and veterans. This November, the ASYMCA was tasked with selecting a service member to participate in the "Recycled Rides" program, led by Caliber Collision in partnership with GEICO and the National Auto Body Council. The ASYMCA was proud to collaborate with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (Jacksonville) to nominate 20-year Navy veteran, HM Steve Switzer.
HM Switzer served in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman with the Navy SEALs and deployed to Afghanistan three times and twice to Iraq. HM Switzer's combat tours left him suffering from severe PTSD and survivers guilt. A new vehicle would replace HM Switzer's old 1989 Jeep with no windows or a full roof, keeping him dry and comfortable as he commutes to and from his numerous VA appointments.
The Armed Services YMCA is proud to partner with Caliber Collision to support our military families and veterans! Every day, struggling families from across the country worry about how they’ll get to work, the grocery store, and the doctor’s office without reliable transportation. Recycled Rides works to put an end to these hardships by presenting deserving families with newly refurbished vehicles.
Over the past six years, Caliber Collision and its industry partners have donated more than 300 vehicles valued at nearly $4 million to military service members, veterans and others in need of reliable transportation.
The Armed Services YMCA is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves active duty military members and their families. In 2017, we registered more than 250,000 participants and delivered more than 1.3 million points of services to junior enlisted Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and family members at 200 service centers in 18 states. Whether providing respite child care for parents in need, summer camps for kids, or assisting with emergency needs, the Armed Services YMCA is a nonprofit with a mission: Strengthening Our Military Family. Visit our website to see how you can join us in supporting military families.