Help Full Tilt Auto Body Rebuild

On Fri, May 22 at around 12:30p, a fire started in the spray booth area of Full Tilt Auto Body. Two employees immediately attempted to extinguish the fire, but in minutes it caught the ceiling and spread quickly.

Within 4 hours, our entire 12,000 sq ft facility was completely destroyed. Over $1M worth of specialized equipment, customer vehicles, important documents and employee personal items were lost.

This was a terrible event even in the best of times, but the added pressure of the ongoing pandemic has made things that much more uncertain moving forward.

First, we want to say how stunned and grateful we are at the outpouring of love and support from the community. We treat our customers like family, and it's been humbling that after such an awful and unexpected event that so many people have reached out and treated us the same.

1. Our first priority is to provide for the employees whose families rely on the income they earn here. Payroll comes to $45,000 per month and insurance will only cover the next 60 days.

2. Our second priority is to rebuild so that we can resume business as quickly possible. We have yet to determine what insurance will provide, but it is estimated that the building, including all equipment is well over $1M.

All donations will go towards these two goals in the order listed.

Our goal of $150,000 will cover 3 months of payroll and provide a small bump towards new building costs and the repurchase of equipment.

We sincerely appreciate every dollar you can spare and all of your comments here and on FB sharing your good wishes. We will keep this page updated as things progress to let you all know how things are coming along.

Best wishes and be safe,

- Matt and Zac Ciaschini and the Full Tilt Team

Donations

  • Daniel Lamontagne 
    • $500 
    • 24 d
  • Alan Dorman 
    • $100 
    • 29 d
  • Cash Cranson 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • David Podolski 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Robert DelGallo 
    • $500 
    • 1 mo
See all

Fundraising team: Full Tilt (5)

Chris Morin 
Organizer
Raised $750 from 4 donations
Easthampton, MA
Matthew Ciaschini 
Beneficiary
Matthew Ciaschini 
Team member
Raised $1,425 from 6 donations
Zac Ciaschini 
Team member
Raised $1,075 from 9 donations
Alyssa Farnham 
Team member
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