Auto Club of Southern California and Seidner’s Collision Centers Gift SUV to Navy Veteran with assistance from Support The Enlisted Project (STEP)

Corona, CA – February 6, 2018 –Seidner’s Collision Centers and Auto Club of Southern California presented a refurbished 2009 Ford Escape to a Navy Veteran and his family. Assisting in nominating the recipient was Support The Enlisted Project or STEP a Southern California based charity who helps junior active duty enlisted members and recently discharged veterans and their families achieve financial self-sufficiency. All of this was made possible by generous donation from Auto Club of Southern California who donated the vehicle along with Seidner’s Collision Centers’ employees who came together to help refurbish this vehicle.

The recipient whose life was changed is John Hitchcock along with his wife Amber and their two young children Joshua and Matt. John served 5 years in the Navy including a deployment to Afghanistan.  Now enlisted in college he is pursuing a career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist to “make a difference in people’s lives from the lab.” The veteran services staffs at his school recommended him highly for consideration for this vehicle.  They describe him as a selfless individual who makes time for his classmates and whose listening ear is highly sought after among them. One staff member shared that she “has seen him take the bus 1.5 hours each way to tutor a fellow student so he wouldn’t fail.”  


Seidner’s Collision Centers is a recognized leader in the auto collision industry with fourteen locations in San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire in Southern California. Seidner’s Collision Center is a family owned and operated organization with over 52 years of experience in extraordinary service to all of their guests and business partners. Additional information on Seidner’s Collision Centers is available at or you can contact us at 888-722-0088.

The Automobile Club of Southern California, the largest member of the AAA federation of motor clubs, has been serving Southern California since 1900. Today, the Auto Club’s members benefit by roadside assistance, insurance products and services, travel agency, financial products, automotive pricing and buying programs, automotive testing and analysis, trip planning services and highway and transportation safety programs. Information about these products and services is available on the Auto Club’s Web site at

Support the Enlisted Project (STEP), assists junior active duty enlisted members and recently discharged enlisted Veterans and their families in Southern California facing financial crisis achieve long term financial self-sufficiency through counseling, education and grants to alleviate critical near term obligations. Information about STEP is available at .