Commerce Insurance’s, a Division of MAPFRE USA, “C.A.R.E.S in the Community” program is reaching out to new drivers about safe driving practices as well as providing opportunities for vocational technical students to improve their auto body repair skills. A most recent effort of the C.A.R.E.S. in the Community program features the donation of a 2010 Toyota Camry to be repaired by Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School in Charlton, Massachusetts.
The vehicle has been repaired by students at Bay Path in conjunction with Long Subaru Webster, MA. The repaired vehicle will be raffled and the proceeds from the raffle will benefit Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School. According to Jeremy A. Guay, Assistant Vocational Director, the money raised will go toward funding new lighting for the school’s athletic field.
Local businesses have been an integral part of the C.A.R.E.S. in the Community program. One local business, Long Subaru, has provided their facility and experienced technicians to assist in the structural repair process. This allows the students the educational experience to observe the repair process in an actual working environment.
In addition to Long Subaru, Boch Collision Center of Norwood and Harr Auto Body in Worcester, have generously contributed parts and labor to the C.A.R.E. S. in the Community program totaling nearly $22,000.
Tickets are on sale for $5.00 each or three for $10.00.
Tickets are available for purchase through March 18, 2011 at the following locations:
- Dudley Police Department, 71 West Main Street
- New Lakeside & Dudley Ins. Agency, 12 Airport Road
- O’Connor & Co. Insurance Agency, Inc., 16 Village Street
- Edwin J. Stochaj Insurance Agency, Inc., 93 West Main Street
- Anastasi Insurance Agency, Inc., 4 Brookfield Road
- Bair Insurance Agency, 6 Main Street
- Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School, 57 Old Muggett Hill Road
- Oxford Insurance Agency, Inc., 5 Masonic Road
- Oxford Insurance Agency, Inc., 300 Main Street
- Hometown Insurance Center, LLC, 590 Main Street
- AAA Insurance Agency, Inc., 400 Main Street
- Tonry Northwest Insurance Agency, Inc., 281 Main Street
For more information on the C.A.R.E.S in the Community Program, please contact Cathy Peterson.
About Commerce Insurance (a MAPFRE USA company)
MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp (formerly Commerce Group, Inc.) is the parent company of The Commerce Insurance Company and Citation Insurance Company, the leading providers of both automobile and homeowners insurance in Massachusetts. In addition to writing business in Massachusetts, other MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp. affiliated companies actively write business in 17 states including New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
MAPFRE is the largest insurer in Spain and writes business in 45 countries. They bring a wealth of resources to Commerce including technological expertise, product knowledge, and management support, allowing Commerce Insurance to offer competitive pricing, innovative products, and strong customer service in all facets of its business.
Commerce remains committed to improving safety and reducing traffic congestion on the roads and highways of the communities it serves. The Commerce Insurance Highway Assistance Program, the Mass Pike Highway Assistance Program, the Commerce Insurance Copter Roadway reports and the C.A.R.E.S. in the Community program are just a few ways Commerce makes the lives of the citizens of Massachusetts a little safer and easier every day.
For more information, please visit www.commerceinsurance.com.