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Which Volvo Are You?
Major Local Red Cross Fundraiser Gets Underway
 
Date: February 12, 2007
Contact: Diane Concannon, Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043
concannond@njredcross.org

February 8, 2007 -- American Red Cross of Central New Jersey board members, staff and volunteers visit Volvo of Princeton in Lawrenceville to launch the annual Red Cross Car Raffle. Pictured far right: Car Raffle Committee members Sarah Mertz (Associate Executive Director, ARCCNJ), Maryellen Darretta (volunteer), Kevin Sullivan (ARCCNJ CEO), Rob Mooney (FVP and Chief Business Risk Officer, GPC, Merrill Lynch), Mike Kollar (volunteer), Keith Smith (Merrill Lynch), John Harrison (SVP Market Manager, Sovereign Bank), Matt Long and Christopher Long (Long Motor Company) join other Red Cross staff and volunteers for the car raffle launch.

PRINCETON, NJ, February 12, 2007 – Volvo of Princeton hosted board leadership, staff and volunteers of the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey last Thursday as they kicked off the annual fundraising event that has become a major source of support for local Red Cross programs and services.

Thanks again to a generous donation from Volvo Cars of North America, this year’s Red Cross Car Raffle presents You Win…You Choose! The lucky holder of the winning ticket drawn on June 4, 2007 will choose the prize vehicle from three selected 2007 Volvo models: the sporty XC90 SUV, the luxurious S80 sedan, or the stylish C70 convertible.

Car Raffle Committee Co-Chairman and Volvo Sales Manager Christopher Long educated the attendees about the unique qualities found in each of the three vehicles. Red Cross staff and volunteers are responsible for ticket sales and often receive questions about the cars.

“Volvo and the Red Cross share a commitment to safety and we are excited to partner with them again to help make a difference in the community,” said Mr. Long. “Together, we can make this year’s raffle the most successful ever.” Last year’s raffle raised more than $180,000.

All proceeds from the raffle go directly to support the programs and services of the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey. Each $100 raffle ticket sold can help comfort a family of three with one night’s lodging and food after they’ve lost everything in a house fire, assure five senior citizens receive a daily hot meal for one week, or provide five hundred and forty members of our community with information about disaster preparedness.

A maximum of 2,000 tickets will be sold. Ticket orders are available online at www.njredcross.org or call 609-951-8550 for additional information.

The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey is a non-governmental agency that serves the people of Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon, and parts of Somerset 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, visit www.njredcross.org or call 609-951-8550.

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