NYFAC staff, NYFAC Foundation board members, NYFAC board members and volunteers were “working at the car wash” in the parking lot of the Queens County Savings Bank in Lindenwood on Sunday, June 22 to help raise over $10,000 for the organization aimed at “bettering the lives of those with autism.”
“It was a great day and a great event,” said Andrew Baumann, President and CEO of NYFAC. “The community once again came out to show its support.”
Volunteers from all over, including Girl Scout Troop 4993, and more than 40 members of Disturbin Tha Ntelyfe, gave of their time. Disturbin Tha Ntelyfe additionally donated juice boxes.
“The event is geared toward the community,” said Max, a first-time volunteer. “It’s very positive.”
Local resident Christine, whose own car sparkled, said she saw the signs for the car wash and decided she “absolutely wants to support a cause where people are this involved.” She said she would “do it again in a heartbeat.”
In addition to the car wash and car show, there was also a DJ, entertainment – and prizes.
The winner of the 50/50 was John Bellico, who walked away with $105 – and donated $60 back.
Trophies went to the top three cars in the classic division, luxury division and sports division.
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