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January 31, 2006|
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PRINCETON, NJ, January 31, 2006 – For the past four years, Volvo
Cars of North America and Long Motor Company have generously donated a new
car for the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey’s annual car raffles.
Collectively, the raffles have raised a half million dollars for the
chapter’s programs and services in Central New Jersey.
This year, Volvo picked a special car – in a very special color – to add a
bit of zest to this year’s raffle to help raise additional funding.
Volvo Cars of North America and Long Motor Co. will donate a Passion Red
2006 All New Volvo C70, a sporty coupe that goes to stylish convertible in
less than 30 seconds thanks to its unique three-piece retractable hardtop.
“It’s two cars in one,” said Renee Giliberti, Red Cross blood services
coordinator who, along with other staff, volunteers and board members from
the chapter, were invited for a first
look at the C70 in the showroom at Volvo of Princeton yesterday. “It has
room for four, but the design is sleek and very sexy. It’s a gorgeous red
The 2006 Red Cross Car Raffle has the potential to raise
$250,000 for programs and services provided by the chapter locally,
including disaster response, emergency preparedness, and health and safety
training to inner city youth.
“One of Volvo’s core values is safety, and their continued generosity
shows a commitment to safety beyond the design of their vehicles,” said
Kevin Sullivan, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of
One Red Cross program Volvo of Princeton owner David Long hopes to see
continued and expanded is the Schools Safety Program, which brings First
Aid and CPR courses to teachers and students in inner cities.
“I worked alongside other area dealerships and the New Jersey Coalition of
Automotive Retailers to bring this Red Cross Program to the Trenton school
district,” said David Long. “The Red Cross School Safety Program provided
safety information to 6,877 participants last year. Students and teachers
alike were very pleased with the program, and two students actually used
their newly learned skills to save two lives.”
2006 Red Cross Car Raffle tickets will be available for sale in February.
Look for raffle information at www.njredcross.org or call the chapter at
609-951-8550. The drawing will be held on June 5, 2006.
The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey is a non-governmental agency
that serves the people of Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon counties. Led by
volunteers, the Red Cross offers a broad array of vital services to our
community in need. You can help too – Volunteer your time, make a monetary
donation, donate blood, and/or take a CPR course. For more information on
the programs and services of the Red Cross and to learn how you can get
involved, contact your local chapter. For Mercer, Middlesex and Hunterdon
counties, visit www.njredcross.org or call 609-951-8550.
Together, we can save a life
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