It has been a while. A while for everything, it seems. Due to social distancing, it may have been a while since your last cruise or car show. It’s been a while since a club get together, and it may even have been a while since you have seen your family members. (A look in the mirror lets me know it’s been a while since I had a haircut.).
Normally about now, I would be going through my checklist….awards, tee shirts, goody bags, judging sheets, volunteers, tents, security, checking up to see how the auction items were coming along…..but this year, not so much.
Here’s something we can do now – even from a distance!
Many of you have been to the Camaro Nationals at some point or another, and are aware that the Charity Auction mainly supports the Silence of Mary Home. This is a shelter home run by Vern and Sue Rudy in the Harrisburg PA area, and takes in disenfranchised children who have fallen thru the system and have no way to get traditional methods of help. Vern & Sue keep them for as long as the need exists…from birth to teens…some have gone all the way to graduating high school. Our Auction averages a donation of $7000 to $8000 a year for the last many years; and obviously there will be no auction this year. This donation has been a VERY large part of the monies that the home subsists on, and it will be sorely missed.
I would suggest that anyone who has the ability, could take a portion of what they would have spent on attending the Nationals, and make a donation to the home. Tax deductible donations can be mailed directly to the home, or or sent to the nationals, and we will forward it to the home.
We also set up a “Go Fund Me” account allowing you to donate directly on-line with your credit or debit card. (There is a fee for GoFundMe.)
Checks can be sent directly to “Silence of Mary Home”. Make your check out directly to “Silence of Mary Home, and send to:
Silence of Mary Home
850 State Street
Lemoyne, Pa 17043
1116 Laurelee Avenue
Reading PA 19605
Thanks, and “See you Soon” –