HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL (May 24, 2018) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, have launched their 2018 fundraiser to help support programs to attract and support military veterans seeking a career in the collision repair industry. Since 2013, the 3M Hire Our Heroes program has generated more than $1,065,500 that was used toward scholarships and tool grants for military veterans and their family members pursuing a career in the collision repair industry.
This year, donors have two ways to show their support and win: The “Show Your Support” campaign and the 3M Hire Our Heroes 500.
Show Your Support Campaign
All donations of $200 or more made to the Collision Repair Education Foundation, earmarked for the “3M Hire Our Heroes fund” made before August 30, 2018 will receive a full size 3M Hire Our Heroes Flag designed by Chip Foose and be entered into a drawing for the following prizes:
1st Prize- Authentic Racing Helmet, autographed by 40 Cup drivers from the 2017 season, including Dale Earnhardt Jr, and NASCAR legend Richard Petty!
2nd Prize- Authentic Racing Helmet, autographed by 40 Cup drivers from the 2016 season, including Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, and Jeff Gordon!
3rd Prize- NASCAR® Racing Experience for 4 people at a track near you!
4th Prize-NASCAR® Racing Experience for 4 people at a track near you!
5th Prize- NASCAR® Racing Experience for 4 people at a track near you!
6th Prize- Petty’s Garage Sign Autographed by “the King”, Richard Petty!
7th Prize- Patriotic hood designed by Ryan “Ryno” Templeton!
3M Hire Our Heroes 500
You can be one of 24 donors of $5,000 or more to Collision Repair Education Foundation for the 3M Hire Our Heroes campaign and you can drive a real stock car from the NASCAR Racing Experience in Las Vegas in the 3M Hire Our Heroes 500. Twenty-four drivers will compete against their peers for the fastest lap at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. As an additional bonus, the first 10 donors who donate $8,000 or more will drive a car wrapped in their own company branding. Donations to the 3M Hire Our Heroes 500 program can be made between May 15 and July 15, 2018
More information about the programs including a link to donate online is available at:
“We are committed to helping our military veterans get started off on the right foot in a rewarding career in this great industry of ours, and are proud to partner with the Collision Repair Education Foundation to help accomplish that objective” said Dale Ross, US Marketing Operations Manager for the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division. “This year’s campaign offers a different twist and fun rewards for those who donate to support this worthy cause.”
Clark Plucinski, Executive Director of the Collision Repair Education Foundation, said, “I want to thank 3M for their support of the Education Foundation’s work improving the opportunities for our Nation’s veterans pursuing a career in collision repair. With more than $1 million in grants and scholarships funded since 2013, the 3M Hire Our Heroes program has made a difference in the lives of over 300 veterans and their families.”
Industry members interested in joining the Collision Repair Education Foundation’s roster of supporters to assist high school and post-secondary collision school programs and students should contact Director of Development Brandon Eckenrode at 847.463.5245 or Brandon.Eckenrode@ed-foundation.org
About 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division:
3M automotive products keep the world on the move, with innovative solutions for building, repairing and maintaining vehicles. From the collision repair professional to the individual vehicle enthusiast, people around the world trust 3M products to protect, repair and keep their vehicles looking showroom new. And our commitment to this industry extends beyond product performance to a careful stewardship of the world’s resources and environment. Serving the needs of our customers has made 3M a trusted leader in vehicle care and repair, and we are dedicated to earning that trust each and every day.
For more information, contact 1-877-MMM-CARS, contact your local 3M Distributor or 3M Sales Representative or visit the website at www.3Mcollision.com. Follow 3M Collision Repair Solutions on Facebook, on twitter @3M_Collision and Instagram @3MCollision.
3M is a science-based company with a culture of creative collaboration that inspires powerful technologies, making life better. With $32 billion in sales, 3M employs 90,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNewsroom on Twitter.
About the Collision Repair Education Foundation:
The Collision Repair Education Foundation, founded in 1991, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting collision repair educational programs, schools, and students to create qualified, entry-level employees and connect them with an array of career opportunities. For information on how to donate to programs supported by the Education Foundation visit us online at: www.CollisionEducationFoundation.org.