Seidner’s Collision Centers & Auto Club of Southern California Gift Car to Local Marine Corps Veteran nominated by Citrus College Veterans Program

Man standing next to vehicle with green bow and giving a thumbs up

Duarte, CA – April 12th, 2019 – Seidner’s Collision Centers along with the Auto Club of Southern California presented a vehicle to a local Marine Corps veteran enrolled at Citrus College and the Veterans Success Program at Citrus College.

The recipient for this vehicle is James Whitaker a 27-year-old, recently married, Marine Corps Veteran and Citrus College Student. Although James and his wife have some challenging times, they are always willing to volunteer as needed. James volunteers for the Veterans Success Center at Citrus College to help other veterans with disabilities, “James is a friendly face at the center, he enjoys lending a listening ear and talking to other vets in between his course work at Citrus.” Says Maria Cruz, Veterans Success Center at Citrus College Director. James and his wife, Sarah, are a new family trying to make a new start. Sarah works with special needs children at Cooperative Nursery School in South Pasadena.  James is working on his Business Associate degree with aspirations of becoming an accountant.

Steve Seidner, of Seidner’s Collision Centers stated, “Our employees always feel such a great sense of pride when working on these vehicles, especially knowing the difference it will make in the recipient’s life. The feeling you get when giving back to your own community is indescribable, and knowing we are helping those that protected our county goes beyond words. It is simply the greatest of all honors and would not have happened if it weren’t for the generosity of the Auto Club.”

Seidner’s Collision Centers is a recognized leader in the auto collision industry with thirteen locations in the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire of Los Angeles, CA. Seidner’s Collision Center is a family owned organization with over 50 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

Citrus College, Citrus College Veterans Program provides support services to military veterans who have returned to civilian life and aspire to earn an associate degree, transfer to a four-year college or university, or prepare for a career. The mission of the Citrus College Veterans Center is to assist veterans in achieving their educational and professional goals by helping them remove the barriers they face in transitioning and to empower them to compete globally. For more information, please visit the Veterans Success Center or call (626) 852-6421.