As part of its ongoing support of the military, the 3M Hire Our Heroes program took a road trip at the end of September to Dover Air Force Base in Dover, DE, to perform free vehicle detailing for spouses of deployed and fallen military members, restoring some 30 vehicles with services valued at nearly $10,000.
The event was held at the Dover AFB vehicle maintenance facility. The recipients included families served by the Airman & Family Readiness Center, including the Air Force Families Forever, the Air Force Wounded Warriors, and the deployed families.
The team performing the vehicle detailing consisted of employees from 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and Advance Auto Parts. The services provided included interior and exterior cleaning; waxing; vinyl, trim, and molding restoration; and headlight restoration; all of which used 3M Auto Care cleaning, waxing, and restoration products.
The 3M Hire Our Heroes program, which provides scholarships and grants to deserving military members and their families interested in a career in the collision industry, had a special tent to showcase the program. Since its launch in late 2012, the 3M Hire Our Heroes program has awarded 115 grants valued at $500,000.