"It's a rough world out there nowadays," says Mike Muntz, president of the Saturday Night Cruisers Car Club. "Thank God for People for People. Without them, many people just wouldn't know what to do."
The car club's 94 members not only share a love of automobiles, but they also believe in doing good for the community. They hold about four fundraising car shows a year, donating the proceeds to a variety of causes. About three years ago, they began donating to People for People from money raised at a My Ride car show hosted by the Times Herald-Record's Donna Kessler. Now the My Ride show is an annual event to help People for People. At the 2012 show, the club raised $800 for the fund.
"There are some people out there who work, but get hurt or somehow are unable to pay their bills. They lose a lot," said Muntz, of New Windsor. "People for People does a lot of good. That's what impresses me about it. As a club, we understand that there are people out there who are hurting. And if we can make a difference, that's what we want to do."
Since its first campaign in 1985,
the Times Herald-Record's
People for People Fund has
distributed over $4.4 million
through the year of 2014