Chevrolet Proudly Supports Haitian Housing Benefit with Up From Under in DC
November 2, 2011 2:30 pm ET
More than 200 people gathered at DC’s Longview Gallery last night for Up from Under’s Haitian housing-focused benefit event combining poignant art and elegant food with the compelling theme of serving others. The evening’s readily apparent warmth and goodwill were truly inspiring.
Spearheaded by photographer and Up from Under founder Nicole Wolf and staffed by volunteers, this fundraiser attracted a creative, young professional crowd imbued with a sense of social responsibility. In keeping with this community-minded outlook, the Chevrolet Volt was showcased right in front of the gallery and at an information table, indoors.
Headlined by award-winning chef, Volt owner and Volt consumer advisory board member Bryan Voltaggio, the evening also featured standout local chefs RJ Cooper, Mike Isabella, Spike Gjede and Matt Hill who generously donated their delicacies. In addition, prominent photographers displayed their works, contributed to help raise money via a silent auction for Haiti.
“You mean I could win a week of that cool car?” asked a guest as she enthusiastically entered Chevrolet’s raffle to win a week-long Volt loan. Turns out she won! Beyond the raffle and dedicated table, Chevy received ample recognition during Nicole Wolf’s personal remarks and video. In fact, Chevrolet was thanked over the phone, directly, by a Haitian recipient of the housing money.
While guests mingled and chatted, Alvin Jones, President of the Washington Automotive Press Association (WAPA), filmed Bryan Voltaggio with the Volt for a segment to appear on NewsChannel 8′s new car reality show “Planet Vehicle.” Stay tuned for air date details.
Don’t forget to check out the Flickr page for photos from this event!