Progressive Insurance is giving out 100 refurbished cars to veterans across the United States and two Staten Islanders are among them.
Sgt. Justin Ruiz and retired Second Class Petty Officer Kotora Pack are the lucky two who were among those honored at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn during Progressive's one-day event known as "Keys to Progress," which took place at more than 60 locations across the country.
"We work with local military charities and organizations to find people who could really use the car. Whether they need the car to go to work, volunteer or get medical treatment, we're happy that we're able to help them keep moving forward," said Michael DiPiazza, Progressive Insurance Downstate NY claims manager.
"This is one of the ways we're able to give back to our local community here in New York. It has a natural crossover with our business, and once you start hearing the stories of the people around the country who have received vehicles, you get a sense for how important this program is."
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