BREVARD COUNTY — On October 10, one lucky winner will have the opportunity to choose from one of four cars to take home from Boniface-Hiers Automotive Group.

Helping Seniors of Brevard is hosting its fourth annual car raffle, one of its biggest fundraisers of the year that directly supports seniors within our county.

This year, the “2020 Helping Seniors of Brevard Car Raffle” offers a 2020 Chevrolet Camaro, 2020 Mazda Miata Convertible, 2020 Kia Sportage and a 2020 Dodge Challenger to choose from.

To enter the raffle, one ticket costs $25 or five tickets are available for a $100 donation.

Ticket purchases also include the opportunity for guests to tour the American Muscle Car Museum at a future date.

The Grand Drawing will take place online with a live streaming on Facebook and YouTube at 6 p.m. Meanwhile, ticket holders can watch a full day of broadcasts as Helping Seniors of Brevard visits each of AJ Hier’s car dealerships to showcase the cars.

At 2 p.m., the nonprofit will go “live” at the American Muscle Car Museum for the Grand Drawing event.

“AJ Hiers has helped me with the car raffles since 1993 while [I was] with the Alzheimer’s Foundation,” said Joe Steckler, president of Helping Seniors of Brevard. “I did the car raffle four years ago [for HSB] because I knew it would do several things, most importantly, it would add to our donor base.”

Helping Seniors of Brevard Media & Marketing Coordinator Kerry Fink added, “This event has become a the key fundraiser that helps us operate the county’s Senior Information Helpline, which has helped more than 3,400 families today extensively - and answers 125-plus callers each month, and our related Senior information outreaches.”

The Senior Information Helpline is “more than a referral service,” according to Mr. Fink. By calling (321) 473-7770, seniors can get assistance with housing, transportation, medical, legal, financial and more.

“The organization takes on many cases and helps ensure the good outcome, through multiple connections and contacts, to resolve a particular need,” Mr. Fink said. “Helping Seniors provides a bridge by knowing WHERE to take a particular situation for best ‘next steps.’”

Another way Helping Seniors of Brevard aims to support seniors is through providing media and information on a variety of topics that affect their daily lives.

Mr. Steckler’s columns are regularly published in the Hometown News, and the nonprofit also publishes a monthly newsletter. Residents can catch Helping Seniors TV daily Monday through Friday on SCG-TV locally, as well as on the radio, Wednesdays 12 p.m., on 90.3 FM WEJF-FM.

“A really successful car raffle will mean the community does recognize the value of Helping Seniors and that social media, TV, radio and newspapers are all helping us get the story out about all the many resources that are available in Brevard,” Mr. Steckler said.

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