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Corvette Raffle Winner Announced

by Christian Hoffman
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 01:15 pm

Over the past several months, Community Missions sold 1,000 raffle tickets for a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette as a fundraiser for its Crisis & Community Services. Jeff Tornabene of Niagara Falls had his name drawn, and picked up his Corvette last week.

“It still doesn’t seem real, I’m speechless,” said Tornabene on the day he received his new ride, which also happened to be his birthday. Tornabene’s wife, Annemarie, saw a facebook post from a friend that raffle tickets were available in December. She thought two tickets would make for a good Christmas present for Jeff, a self-proclaimed “car guy.”

“Of all the donations and raffles I’ve ever entered, I’ve never won more than $100,” said Tornabene. “This was the best donation ever!”

The car, valued at more than $80,000, features a red exterior, black 3LT trim package, a Z51 performance package, eight-speed automatic transmission, and removable top.

The raffle was conducted in conjunction with General Motors, United Auto Workers, West Herr Auto Group, and Leadership Niagara’s Team Turbo 6. The event raised more than $23,000 for the agency’s Crisis & Community Services, including the Community Kitchen, Food Pantry, Clothes Closet and Emergency Housing Shelter.

“This raffle has brought so much excitement to Community Missions,” said Christian Hoffman, the organization’s Vice President of Public Relations & Development. “We are excited for Jeff, and are so appreciative of all the volunteers and partners that made this happen. We are also so thankful to all those that participated in this year’s raffle. These are much-needed funds for our organization after a busy year.”


 

By The Numbers...

In 2020, Community Missions provided:

11,504 nights of shelter

197,863 meals

1,102 individuals with clothing

2,471 care days in Youth Services

38,764 care days in Recovery Services

71,864 care days in Housing Services

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