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Purchase your 2006 American Red Cross Volvo C70 Convertible Raffle Ticket
You could help save a life!

How Do You Jazz Up An Annual Fundraiser?
Offer Up a Sweet Ride
 
Date: January 31, 2006
Contact: Diane Concannon, Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043
concannond@njredcross.org

January 30, 2006 – Volvo of Princeton owner David Long (center) and Dianne Dicola of Volvo Cars of North America (right of Long) welcomed American Red Cross of Central New Jersey staff and volunteers to the Lawrenceville dealership to get a first look at the All New Volvo C70 that will be donated to the local chapter for their annual car raffle. Behind the driver’s wheel is Volvo of Princeton General Manager Laurence Long, along with Red Cross volunteer Mary Ellen Duretta of Princeton in the passenger seat. In the back seat are American Red Cross of Central New Jersey CEO Kevin Sullivan and Red Cross volunteer Kamala Acharya of West Windsor.

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 convertible.”

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 Central NJ.

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.

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