ATASCADERO — Lilliana Anderson, a mother of four was given a set of keys to a 2014 Toyota Sienna at Caliber Collision's grand opening of their second location in Atascadero on 7755 San Luis Ave. with the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 7.
Anderson is a single mother of four children all of who have medical needs. Her oldest is autistic, and her twin daughters need to go to UCLA Stanford University Medical Center and Valley Children’s in Madera and the youngest also has medical needs and they all need transportation to and from their appointments.
"She can now put in all her car seats in the vehicle and take all of her children safely in air conditioning," shared Dave Tison, General Manager of Caliber Collision. With her previous car, she could not fit all of the car seats which posed a problem for Anderson.
Anderson is also going to school to attain her business degree. She was nominated to the Recycled Rides program by LaDonna White, an agent with Chuck Braun State Farm.
The car donation is from Caliber Collision and State Farm in partnership with the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides program which repairs and donates cars to help individuals and families rebuilding their lives. Caliber Collision of Atascadero restored the vehicle that was acquired in Ventura.
Caliber Collision said that over the years, they have joined forces with the National Auto Body Council and many insurance providers to obtain and refurbish each vehicle back to perfect working order. Since 2012, we have gifted nearly 300 vehicles to veterans, active duty service members and others in need of reliable transportation, and look forward to more in the coming years.