Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) February 07, 2014
Robert Dorman, a Vietnam-era veteran of both the Coast Guard and Army National Guard, has been selected as the tenth winner of CollisionMax’s Metal of Honor Award. The award means CollisionMax of Marlton, N.J. will repair his 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser free of charge.
Mr. Dorman enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1969, and served for three years. When discharged, he enlisted in the Army National Guard for another term of duty. The victim of a rare neurological disease that affects his muscle system, Mr. Dorman has been unable to work since the late 1980s.
Mr. Dorman was nominated by his son, Robert, last month after hearing about the Metal of Honor Project on WMMR-FM while driving with his father to the store.
“My Dad is a Vietnam vet,” his son wrote to CollisionMax. “I know he made sacrifices during that war, but that’s nothing compared to the sacrifices he made while I was growing up. He was disabled and not able to work, but he always made sure I had everything I needed in my life. I only found out years later he did this by selling his own things. [Nominating him] is the least I can do and I hope I can come through for him.”
Mr. Dorman bought his vehicle used, and hit a deer the same day while driving home from the dealership. The collision cost his car its front bumper, which has been unrepaired since the accident because Mr. Dorman lacks collision insurance coverage. CollisionMax will replace the missing bumper, repair related damage and provide Mr. Dorman with a rental vehicle while his own car is being repaired.
Through its Metal of Honor project, CollisionMax is giving away auto body repairs to 11 US military veterans, one per month for each of its locations in the Delaware Valley. The company chooses the winner from nominations it receives from the public on the project’s web site, http://www.metalofhonorproject.com. The company is now accepting nominations for a veteran from the Westmont, NJ area.
“The Metal of Honor Project is our way of saying thank you and honoring the men and women of our armed forces who put their lives on the line for all of us,” said Jim Tornetta, CollisionMax and president and CEO.
In New Jersey, CollisionMax operates shops in Blackwood, Cinnaminson, Glassboro, Marlton, Pennsauken, Sicklerville and Westmont. In Pennsylvania, it has repair centers in Oxford Valley, Warminster and two in Northeast Philadelphia (both on West Grant Avenue). For information about ColllisionMax, please visit http://www.collisionmax.com.