SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Farmers Insurance®, an organization founded by two World War I veterans in 1928, celebrated San Diego's military community on Thursday by donating a newly refurbished van to active-duty Navy sailor Emiliano Martinez, and $40,000 to support the Armed Services YMCA San Diego. Farmers® executives, employees, agents and district managers also participated in the Armed Services YMCA's monthly Neighborhood Food Exchange to help provide food and supplies for local military families.
"It's an honor to be able to help give back to the brave men and women who have given so much to serve our country," said Jeff Dailey, CEO of Farmers Insurance. "Working with the Armed Services YMCA San Diego, as part of our work with the Farmers Insurance Open's Champions for Youth Program, allows Farmers to help make an impact on the local community and San Diego's military families."
During a special morning ceremony on Thursday, Farmers presented Martinez with keys to a refurbished van, which was restored by technicians at a local area Caliber Collision Center who donated their time and talent to refurbish the vehicle as part of the National Auto Body Council Recycled Rides Program®. The Caliber team also engaged local businesses and contributed gifts, toys and certificates to "stuff the trunk" with additional surprises for the military family. The NABC Recycled Rides® program began in 2007 and since then has donated nearly 2,500 vehicles valued at more than $34 million.
Founded in 1920, the Armed Services YMCA San Diego enhances the lives of military members and their families through specialized counseling, family & youth enrichment, and warrior care programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.
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