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 The Patriot Ledger Posted
Oct 02, 2009 @ 07:26 AM


WHITMAN — Distinctive Auto Body donates paint job

 Distinctive Auto Body of Whitman is donating a paint job and bodywork for one vehicle to the Whitman Fire Department. The vehicle, a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, was recently given new life when the police department sent it to the fire department. It was previously used as a detective’s vehicle and had been painted green. After completing the bodywork, Distinctive painted the vehicle "fire engine red,” customized to match the fleet.

“We are always looking for ways to show our appreciation to the community. When the chief approached me and asked me if I could give him a reasonable price for the project, I saw it as an opportunity to give a little back to the town we have been doing business for more then 20 years," said Gary Cristina, owner of Distinctive.

 

Car Wash for the Cure

Distinctive Auto Body would like to sincerely thank the community for your support during our Car Wash for the Cure. Thanks to your participation and generosity, we were able to raise over $900.00 for the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Research Fund!
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Distinctive Auto Body is proud to announce it's support of the following organizations:

Whitman Youth Football

Whitman Youth Soccer

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Press Release 10/11/2007

Community ItemDistinctive Auto Body, Inc announces today, that they will be gifting a fully refurbished car to a family in need in Whitman, MA. The car, a 1999 Sable, will be given to the family the first week of December. President Gary Cristina had the idea of acquiring a used car and utilizing the talents of his crew to revitalize the vehicle and gifting it to a local family. 

The car will be completely repaired, detailed and painted. Working with local agencies, Distinctive was able to identify a family in Whitman that would most benefit from this gift; a single mother of four whose husband had recently lost his battle with cancer. When Shop Manager, Marcie Parsons, was informed the woman was currently without a vehicle, she sprung into action. Working in conjunction with owner,  Jack Vercolone and Manager Andrew Cabrera Jr. of VERC Rentals in Rockland, Parsons was able to secure a free 8 week rental for the family until the car can be completed.

Many local vendors have been kind enough to donate parts and supplies to help make this idea a reality, including Woodwards Auto Parts in Brockton, Keystone Automotive in Taunton, Ashmont Tire in Dorchester and Montague Brown of Quincy and Plymouth.

Distinctive plans to fill the car with additional gift and food donations made by friends, family and customers. This will truly be a Holiday season the family will remember.

Questions and donations may be directed to Kerri Sellers or Marcie Parsons at (781) 447-0721.

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