Which Volvo Are You?
Major Local Red Cross Fundraiser Gets Underway
February 12, 2007|
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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
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
A maximum of 2,000 tickets will be sold. Ticket orders are available
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.
707 Alexander Road, Suite 101, Princeton, NJ 08540-6311 . 609-951-8550 .
Hunterdon Branch: 349 Route 31 South, Suite 501, Flemington, NJ 08822 .
908-782-4121 . Fax: 908-782-2864