“UPDATES REGARDING HELPING SENIORS CAR RAFFLE & HELPING SENIORS OPERATIONS”
Quite the week and quite the month! Just like you, we’re keeping up with news, watching what’s happening in our country/world and then, within the last few days, we’ve gone from our normal routine to stepping up to assist Seniors over the next period when social distancing is the most recommended way that we keep our Seniors safe.
Given the situation facing all of us, here’s what to expect from Helping Seniors as we move forward in this unprecedented time:
We have made the decision to postpone the Helping Seniors Car Raffle Grand Drawing event from its originally scheduled April 25th date. The landscape is changing daily, even hourly, and at this time it wouldn’t be prudent to forecast a new Grand Drawing date just yet but rest assured that our President Joe Steckler is working with American Muscle Car Museum Owner Mark Pieloch – and this is event is at the top of the reschedule date list as soon as we get approval from government officials that it is safe to do so.
Ticket sales remain open during this time – both online (www.HelpingSeniorsCarRaffle.
Meanwhile, on our service as a non-profit organization, dedicated to operating the County’s Senior Information Helpline (now entering its 10th year of service) and providing outbound information services to Seniors in Brevard through print, TV, and Radio, we continue our services, actually, at an accelerated pace.
Our Senior Information Helpline (321-473-7770) remains open during this time and we have implemented contingencies to ensure we are able to continue to provide support and information to Seniors and their families in our area.
In addition, our Radio and TV broadcasts continue as scheduled, as do our print and digital outbound information efforts and our team is organizing a Senior Information update service via Social Media that you will be hearing more about during this week.
We thank you for your continued trust and support of Helping Seniors of Brevard – one thing this health crisis has made abundantly clear is that we need to really look after our Seniors and ensure their protection and safety during this time. Thank you for your interest and support in Helping Seniors of Brevard.”
Just for fun … 3 Question Survey. Tell us which car you would like to win!
Get your tickets today and get ready for the car you would like to win!
The MUST-ATTEND EVENT! Helping Seniors, the 501(c)(3) non-profit that operates Brevard County’s Senior Information Helpline, that has helped more than 2500 families, free of charge, to date, celebrates with this amazing Fundraiser event at the American Muscle Car Museum on Sarno Road.
As you probably know, this museum is NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC but owner Mark Pieloch has generously opened his doors to host the Grand Drawing event for the Helping Seniors 2020 Great Car Raffle.
The 2020 Great Car Raffle Grand Drawing event date has changed, due to COVID-19 restrictions, but will take place as planned, at the American Muscle Car Museum, at a to-be-determined date as soon as reasonably practical following lifting of government restrictions on larger gatherings. We pledge to update you no later than every 10 days regarding the status for this event.
Someone will pick up the keys to their choice of a beautiful 2020 Dodge Challenger, a 2020 Mazda Miata Convertible, a 2020 Kia Sportage and/or a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro – all from the AJ Hiers collection of dealerships (Boniface-Hiers Automotive Group).
Each Car Raffle Ticket ($25 for one 1 ticket or 5 tickets for $100 donation) is an “Admit One” to the most sought after automotive evening in early 2020. See the not-open-to-the-public collection and enjoy 125,000 square feet of automotive greatness – more than 250 cars ranging from classic 1950’s to today’s American Muscle Cars!
It will be a lot of fun celebrating the festive theme of the evening and at all leads up to the Facebook Live Event Grand Drawing to determine the winner of the 2020 Great Car Raffle Grand Drawing! Come mix’n’mingle – get family, friends, and co-workers together in on this too! – it’ll be an evening to treasure for some time to come!
There’ll be wine, hors d’oeuvres, TV/Radio events and plenty of opportunities for you to help in the good work of Helping Seniors. In fact, that could very well be the best part of it – the evening has a purpose and its purpose to assist Helping Seniors of Brevard in funding its service efforts to serve the more than 250,000 persons 50+ who reside in our county! Need not be present to win.
To get your tickets – call 321-473-7770 or please visit HelpingSeniorsCarRaffle.com.
Just for fun … 3 Question Survey. Tell us which car you would like to win!
From the Desk of our Founder/President Joe Steckler:
“As I approach my 31st year of fundraising for non profits subsequent to my 38 year military career. I want all to know how much your support is appreciated. This year we have a selection of 4 2020 new cars from which to choose – a Chevrolet Camera, Mazda Miata Convertible, Kia Sportage and a Dodge Challenger. Keep up to date on all details on HelpingSeniorsofBrevard.org. Please tell your friends and join us in this raffle to help people. This is a volunteer effort and I assure you I will keep each supporter in my prayers.” – Joe
All proceeds fund the work of Helping Seniors of Brevard Inc., a 501(c)(3) Florida not-for-profit dedicated to serving Brevard County seniors via our no-cost Senior Information Helpline, our Senior Information media outreach, and our Senior Advocacy programs.
The Story behind the Helping Seniors Car Raffle
En·dorse·ment (n) an act of giving one’s public approval or support to someone or something.
Helping Seniors President/Founder Joe Steckler paid a call on A.J. Hiers, of the Boniface-Hiers Automotive Group, in early 2017. AJ had helped Joe in the past when Joe was busy with his work with the Alzheimer’s Foundation and Joe had wanted to talk about a car to follow-up on the Helping Seniors 2016 successful “Win the Jaguar” raffle fundraiser. (The “Win the Jaguar” Raffle Car, by the way, was donated to Helping Seniors by an individual who wanted to help support the vision of Helping Seniors).
AJ showed Joe a beautifully restored 1951 Ford Victoria – a look-alike to the one Robert Mitchum drove in the classic movie “Thunder Road.” – in AJ’s private collection. “An absolutely beautiful car,” Joe told AJ, “but we haven’t got that kind of money.” AJ said, “Joe, you can afford that car!” Joe asks him how that could be possible. AJ’s answer: “You can afford it, because I am giving it to you!”
As they talked further, AJ told Joe that he believed in the work that Joe was doing with Helping Seniors and wanted to find a way to help ensure the work of Helping Seniors can keep going and growing. “Joe,” he said, “Take this car and use it to make as much money as you possibly can to help in the good work that you are doing.” And, with AJ’s ringing endorsement, they kicked-off 2017’s Helping Seniors “Win the Classic” Car Raffle fund-raising effort which culminated with February 10th 2018 Grand Prize drawing at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne Florida with James Lawler, of Satellite Beach FL, as the fortunate winner.
The 2018-2019 Helping Seniors Car Raffle featured the opportunity for the Grand Prize winner to select their choice of a new 2019 Dodge Challenger, Mazda Convertible or Dodge Truck. Karen Leigh Hoodless, of Melbourne FL, was at the Grand Prize Drawing at the American Muscle Car Museum on April 29th 2019, and drove home in her pick of the 3 cars – the Dodge Challenger!
This year, Helping Seniors President Joe Steckler and Car Dealer A.J. Hiers have stepped it all up even further – offering the winner the choice of a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, a 2020 Mazda Miata Convertible, a 2020 Kia Sportage, or a 2020 Dodge Challenger!
Get your Raffle Tickets today – 1 for $25 or 5 for $100 donation – by calling 321-473-7770 or by mailing your check to Helping Seniors at P.O. Box 372936, Satellite Beach, FL 32937.