The winning ticket for the Camaro will be drawn at 11 a.m. Sept. 25, during a grand opening for the ReStore.

Montgomery Habitat for Humanity to raffle 1967 Camaro

MONTGOMERY, Ill., July 17, 2020—Montgomery-based Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity will raffle a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro in a benefit for the housing ministry.

Barbara Zegiel, Habitat funds coordinator, said the blue classic was donated by an anonymous man “…who wants us to raise money for the new ReStore.“ Habitat is opening a ReStore, a resale store specializing in new and gently used home goods, on Sept. 25 at 2302 W. Indian Trail in Aurora.

According to Zegiel, raffle tickets for the car are $100. Four hundred tickets will be available from July 24 to Sept. 25. On July 24, Habitat will hold a fun fair and car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ReStore parking lot. The public is invited.

The winning ticket for the Camaro will be drawn at 11 a.m. Sept. 25, during a grand opening for the ReStore.

According to Zegiel, donations are needed to stock the ReStore. Donations can be dropped off on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Porch or garage pickup of donations is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (630) 206-5038.

Donors will receive a 50% off coupon for one item in the store.

Founded in 1988, Fox Valley Habitat is a nondenominational Christian housing ministry based at Genesis Community Church in Montgomery. Since its inception, Habitat has helped 278 local people and 69 families obtain housing in the Fox Valley. Habitat partners with residents in need of affordable shelter by building new homes with the recipients contributing a major sweat-equity investment.

Habitat’s current project, a duplex sponsored by area realtors and others, is underway at 829-831 Grove St. in Aurora.

In addition to offices at Genesis, Habitat maintains a warehouse at 250 S.Highland Ave. in Aurora. Fox Valley Habitat is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an international Christian housing ministry. Volunteers and donors are needed to continue the ministry. Call (630) 206-5038 or visit http://www.chicagolandhabitat.org/.


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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.



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