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Long Island military mom battling breast cancer gifted refurbished car by Caliber Collision and Geico

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FARMINGDALE, Nassau County (WABC) — A military mom is having a cheerful vacation after she was handed the keys to a newly refurbished car.Caliber Collision and Geico gifted the Ford Fusion to 56-year-old Navy veteran Karen Jones in Farmingdale on Tuesday.
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She’s raised 4 youngsters as a single mom, every of whom went on to earn full scholarships to varsity after being homeless simply 5 years in the past.Lack of transportation severely impacted Jones as she recovers from breast cancer surgical procedure and chemotherapy.

She is set to turn into financially secure, having lately landed a place with FEMA as a Pandemic Crisis Counselor and has additionally obtained a realtor license to earn extra revenue.

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Having dependable transportation is important for her to achieve success at each jobs.

“I’m extremely thankful because now I can do what I’ve always done, even in the military — serve,” Jones stated.Jones stated she’s had 4 surgical procedures and nonetheless has more to return.

The car donation kicked off Caliber Collision’s ‘Tis The Season To Give nationwide marketing campaign.

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The program had almost 60 candidates however they knew Jones was the one.

“It’s very clear that you, Karen, re-define the word strength,” stated Chris Hengerle with GEICO.

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The automobile was supplied by GEICO and refurbished by technicians at Caliber Collision in Farmingdale who volunteered their private time to revive it as a part of the NABC Recycled Rides program to supply dependable transportation to these in want.

Since 2012, Caliber Collision has teamed up with its trade companions to donate over 500 automobiles, lots of which had been to military veterans and lively obligation service members.

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