One lucky teen won the Barcelona red Toyota Corolla raffled by the Delta Rotary Club in January. Rory Liston, a senior at Delta High school, was thrilled to be the recipient.
Liston, however, wasn't the only winner. Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado was presented with a $13,362 check from the fundraiser last Wednesday. In addition, proceeds supported Delta Rotary's scholarship fund. It was the first time the Rotary club and Hellman Motor Co. have come together to create a benefit for the Delta County community — and the first car raffle. Bill Hellman of Hellman Motor Co. generously donated the Corolla, which was valued at more than $20,000.
"We are so grateful for such an amazing donation," said Lynn Shirk, community development coordinator, Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado. "Community partnerships truly make the mission of Hospice possible. Hellman Motor Co. and Delta Rotary are helping to profoundly change the way our community experiences serious illness and grief. All proceeds will stay right here in Delta County and help our friends and neighbors.
"A special thank you to Bill and Hellman Motor Co. for their ongoing support of the Hospice mission — we couldn't do it without you! Our community is a better place because of your kindness and dedication."
Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado serves patients and their families regardless of their ability to pay. The organization relies on community support through donations and volunteerism to continue the work. Hospice in Delta is currently serving more than 80 patients and also provides grief support to anyone in need, including children.
Tickets to the raffle were sold for $50 each. More than 540 tickets were sold at outlets throughout the area.
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