Press Release

Auto Collision Experts (ACE) Launches End of Summer Donation DRIVE to Benefit NOCO Veterans.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Fort Collins, Colorado, August 24, 2012 - Auto Collision Experts (ACE) believes that Supporting American Heroes IS NO ACCIDENT!  At ACE, "We take pride in all we do. We are here for you."  That statement couldn't be more true today as ACE launches their End of Summer Donation DRIVE, August 27th through September 25th, to HONOR Returning Colorado Veterans.  The campaign will benefit  Operation Homefront Rocky Mountains Field Office and Second Chance Veterans Charity and Thrift Store.  

As ACE co-owner Steve Price puts it, "It's all about honoring many through the memory of one."  Merle Overholt was the patriarch of the Price and Overholt families.  A beloved husband, brother and grandfather, Merle was a Veteran of extraordinary circumstances serving from 1942 to 1963 in no less than three branches of the United States Armed Forces; Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.  After dedicating much of his life to his country, Merle returned home to Denver and spent the remainder of his life serving his community.  Last month, Merle Overholt passed away but his dedication and lifetime of service lives on, serving as the genesis for the ACE End of Summer Donation DRIVE to Honor Returning Colorado Veterans.  ACE has created four simple ways for Northern Coloradans to participate in this very worthy cause.

MAKE A DONATION: Every Thursday, starting August 30th through September 20th, from Noon to 4:00 pm, stop by ACE at 900 E. Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, (970) 493 1819 or their non-profit partner Second Chance Thrift Store at 5816 S. College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, (970) 225 1756 and drop off/donate ANYTHING from clothing, household items, etc.  100% of all donations during the campaign period will benefit Second Chance Veterans Charity and Thrift Store

LIKE ACE ON FACEBOOK/FOLLOW ACE ON TWITTER: ACE will share a donation of $1.00 for every NEW Auto Collision Experts Facebook business page LIKE or @AutoCollExperts Twitter FOLLOWER with Second Chance Veterans Charity and Thrift Store & Operation Homefront Rocky Mountains Field Office. *Maximum of 500 LIKES and/or FOLLOWERS combined during the 30-day campaign period. Good through Donation DRIVE promotional period only.  

LET ACE REPAIR YOUR VEHICLE: ACE will share a donation of 1% for every ACE Collision Repair with Second Chance Veterans Charity and Thrift Store &  Operation Homefront Rocky Mountains Field Office. *Minimum collision repair of $2,000.00 required.  Good through Donation DRIVE promotional period only.

VETERAN DEDUCTIBLE PAYMENTS: ACE pays 50% of any Veteran's Collision Repair deductible.  This isn't just a campaign offer, ACE does this everyday they are open for business.  *ACE will pay up to $250.00 of the deductible with insurance company approval.

Auto Collision Experts (ACE), part of the Vanworks Autoplex group of companies, has been providing its customers with exceptional repair and customization services for 30 years.  When we say ... "We Take Pride in All We Do.  We Are Here For You" ... it's more than a jingle, it's a way of way of life.  900 E. Lincoln Avenue, Fort Collins, CO, (970) 493 1819,

The ACE End of Summer Donation DRIVE to HONOR Returning Colorado Veterans campaign web page is available at