I am going to keep my Ramblings short this month. It is a repeat of the plea that I made last month. I would like to take a little space here to provide some publicity for a local charity that is not on our list. Shenandoah Wheels for Work is a non-profit that helps Shenandoah Valley families who are in need of a car or car repairs in order to get to work. I have exchanged several messages and phone calls with Greg Shields, the founder, and I am very impressed with the work he is doing. Along with Shenandoah Wheels for Work he has a 501(c)(3) foundation, Valiant Virginians, which serves as the fund raising arm.

The CCA has a "full plate" of organizations that we directly support and we really are not in a position to take on more at this time but I want to make you aware of what Greg is doing with the hope that you might be able to individually help if you can. Many people in the Shenandoah Valley have been really hurt in the current economy. They need transportation in order to work or even get groceries. What makes Greg’s program so interesting to me is that beneficiaries are expected to work. They do not get a handout. They get a helping hand. As you will see on the next page, he is running a Corvette raffle to raise money. This a difficult thing to do and success depends on spreading the word. If he is not able to sell all 2500 tickets, the raffle will become a 50-50 rather than having the Corvette for the prize. I really encourage you to look into this more and help if you can.

Here are some links with more information:

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Spread the word of the raffle if you can. Better yet, buy a ticket or two! You could get lucky and I am convinced you will be helping a good cause.

Save the Wave!

Jon Thorn
Corvette Courier Editor

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