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Lucky Red Cross Car Raffle Winner Drives Away in Volvo XC90
Hunterdon County Winner Chooses SUV to Maneuver the Highlands
 
Date: June 27, 2007
Contact: Diane Concannon, Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043
concannond@njredcross.org


June 22, 2007 – Red Cross You Win…You Choose! Car Raffle winner Bob Kroner (in driver’s seat) is presented with his choice, a 2007 Volvo XC90, by (L-R) American Red Cross of Central New Jersey’s Chairman of the Board Robert Humes and Associate Executive Director Sarah Mertz; Christopher Long of Volvo of Princeton; Volvo North America LLC Market Manager Kevin Corcoran; American Red Cross of Central New Jersey CEO Kevin Sullivan; David Long of Long Motor Company; and Merrill Lynch FVP and Chief Business Risk Officer, GPC Robert Mooney at the Merrill Lynch Princeton Corporate Campus.

PRINCETON, NJ, June 27, 2007 – Bob Kroner of Milford, NJ, thought someone was pulling his leg when he received the phone call on June 4. American Red Cross of Central New Jersey CEO Kevin Sullivan informed him that his ticket, #1211, was the winner in the Red Cross You Win...You Choose! Car Raffle and that he now had his choice of brand new Volvo: the S80 luxury sedan, the stylish C70 convertible, or the sporty XC90 SUV.

“I was shocked,’ said Bob Kroner, ‘I’ve never won anything like this!” Kroner, a director, national client relationship manager with Merrill Lynch, had purchased Red Cross Car Raffle tickets for several years to help support the local chapter. And he didn’t hesitate this year when approached by co-worker and Red Cross Chapter board member Robert Mooney to purchase a ticket. “I didn’t think much about winning…I knew my money was going to a good cause,” he recalled.

The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey’s 2007 Car Raffle raised more than $135,000 for local programs and services. These services include disaster response, meals delivered to the elderly and homebound, providing a safe supply of blood to area hospitals, emergency preparedness education, and lifesaving health and safety training.

On Friday, June 22, Volvo North America LLC Market Manager Kevin Corcoran, along with David Long and Christopher Long of Volvo of Princeton, presented Bob Kroner with a 2007 Volvo XC90, generously donated by Volvo for the fundraiser.

“Volvo shares a strong commitment to safety and we’re grateful for this partnership and their continued support,” said American Red Cross of Central New Jersey CEO Kevin Sullivan. The funds raised will help spread life saving training throughout the community with programs like the School Safety Initiative.”

Championed by David Long of Long Motor Company, the School Safety Initiative brings Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses to teachers and students in inner cities. Since its inception in 2004, the School Safety Initiative has introduced Red Cross training and basic safety procedures into the lives of 11,973 school children and 77 teachers in Trenton. The Red Cross plans to begin the program in New Brunswick during the next school year.

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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