Restoring Heroes for Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month, a special time not just for the heroes who stand guard, but for our nation to stand united in gratitude. At Caliber, we are proud to support our nation's active military and veterans who have served to protect our freedom. We're honored to provide the gift of independence to these heroes through our partnership with NABC's Recycled Rides program.  

The NABC Recycled Rides program is an initiative led by the National Auto Body Council, bringing together the collective efforts of collision industry professionals to refurbish and gift vehicles to deserving individuals and service organizations. To date, Caliber has restored and gifted over 550 Recycled Rides to deserving individuals in need of reliable transportation. Recently, Caliber provided the gift of independence to several military veterans. 


Rachel Robinson, Army Veteran  

GEICO and Caliber Collision in Mankato, MN, in collaboration with local communities and generous donors, handed Rachael Robinson the keys to a fully refurbished Mitsubishi Outlander that provides the single mom of two with the ease of reliable transportation.  

Tim Baker, US Marine Veteran 

Tim Baker, a cancer survivor who consistently gives back to fellow veterans in need, was gifted a 2019 Toyota Camry through GEICO and Caliber Collision in Jacksonville, FL. The newly restored vehicle will allow Baker to continue transporting supplies across the country and travel to medical appointments.  

Javier Cuevas, US Marine Veteran  

Javier Cuevas received a much-needed upgrade to their 20-year-old car with the keys to a restored 2020 Hyundai Elantra, donated by GEICO and restored by the Caliber Collision team in Matthews, NC. His family of five will now be able to commute to medical appointments, school, and extracurricular activities safely and reliably.  

John Banks, Army Veteran  

After their only vehicle was totaled, John Banks and his family of four relied on public transportation to juggle work and school schedules. Thanks to the vehicle donation by Travelers and the help of the Caliber Collision Loveland team for restoring the vehicle, the family will have an easier time navigating their busy schedules. 


To those in uniform, past and present, to those who serve today, and to the families who make their service possible, Caliber extends our sincerest appreciation, not just during the month of May but every day. Learn more about Military Appreciation Month and ways to celebrate our heroes.