On Friday, Feb. 26, Chicago’s Erie-LaSalle Body Shop hosted “A Night in Support of Haiti” at Martini Park to help raise money for Partners in Health, a non-profit organization that has been on the grounds of Haiti for more than 20 years. The event hosted roughly 400 guests and raised more than $16,000 for Partners in Health.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn made a special appearance to show his support for Partners in Health as well as Erie-LaSalle Body Shop, which was hosting the event as part of its 75th anniversary celebration.
Guests had access to an open bar and Martini Park cocktails including the Erie Latini, Fender Blender and Haitian Mojito. Raffle tickets were sold for additional Partners in Health donations with feature prizes that included a one-hour flight in an L-39 fighter jet donated by Bill Wert of Gauntlet Firebirds, restaurant gift certificates, a laptop computer, a personal training session and more.
“We’re very pleased that so many people came to show their support for Haiti as well as Erie-LaSalle,” says Bob Gottfred, owner of Erie-LaSalle Body Shop. “It’s an honor to have been in business in Chicago for 75 years, and we’re happy to share that with the community.”
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