Car Donation Brightens Holidays for Local Police Officer

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Working on the frontlines during the pandemic is stressful enough without having to worry about how to get to your job. For Patrick Lauifi, a police officer with the Sycuan Tribal Reservation, getting to work will now be less challenging as he received an early holiday present – a newly restored car from Caliber Collision and Allstate.

The vehicle donation is part of Caliber’s “Restoring You” community initiative to provide reliable transportation to first responders, medical and healthcare providers who are on the frontlines of the pandemic, caring for our communities nationwide.

Lauifi was presented keys to a 2015 Toyota 4Runner. Caliber technicians who volunteered their time and expertise as part of a national program in which Caliber teams up with industry partners to repair and donate vehicles refurbished the car, provided by Allstate. Since 2012, Caliber and its industry partners have donated over 500 vehicles through National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Ride® program.

Lauifi has already spent thousands of dollars repairing a 16-year-old car that still requires more work to be drivable. He shares the family’s only operating vehicle with his wife and teenage son. Without a car of his own, Lauifi, who works up to 60-80 hours a week, has often had to walk 10 miles to catch a shuttle to get to work.

Patrick Lauifi, a police officer with the Sycuan Tribal Reservation, received a special holiday present.

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