Crash Proof Retirement Donates Over 12k to Sandy Victims
A crowd of almost 200 people gathered at the Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford, NJ, to get an invaluable education on retirement finances, while also supporting a sizable donation made to the Red Cross to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
The educational event, filled by those in or near retirement, was held in a room equipped with three large projection screens and a three-man camera crew provided by Cannella’s new media company, Retirement Media Inc. The audience was eager to hear about achieving a Crash Proof Retirement— a concept that has quickly gained attention in the tri-state area over the last few years.
Each week Phil Cannella, the creator of the Crash Proof Retirement ideology and co-host of the Crash Proof Retirement Show which airs on CBS’ #1 talk radio station WPHT 1210, speaks at educational events hosted by Joann Small, CEO of First Senior Financial Group. And although Cannella is no stranger to large audiences in attendance for his events, this Tuesday was especially important to the Crash Proof Retirement Team, as Cannella and his partner and co-host Joann Small presented a check to the Red Cross. As promised, Cannella, Small and The Crash Proof Retirement Show, donated $25 for each attendee that came out to the two events held respectively on December 5th and December 11th at Adelphia to support the Red Cross.
They donated $10,000 on behalf of the educational event attendees, along with an initial $2,500 that Phil and Joann gave on behalf of their companies, totaling a donation of $12,500.
Joyce Skradzinski, Executive Director and Maureen Pollard, Board Chairman, of the South Jersey Chapter of the Red Cross were on hand to receive the donation on behalf of the Red Cross, which promises to use the donation to bring help and support to victims of the super storm Hurricane Sandy, which brought devastation and destruction to the shores of New Jersey. The donation will be used to provide food and shelter for many New Jersey families that are still struggling to bounce back from the damage brought by the storm.
“We are so touched by you, Joann and your organizations for the time you took to think about others in a time of need,” said Joyce Skradzinski as she stood up to thank Cannella during his presentation. “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
The generous donation, along with the substantial attendance and the one-of-a-kind educational experience delivered by Cannella, drew more than just those hungry to learn about a Crash Proof Retirement. Channel 6 Action News was present to cover the event in its entirety. Other local media outlets are also set to release coverage of the event, as this time of the year is very welcoming of stories concerning good deeds.
“In life, there are few exceptional moments, and this has been one of them,” said Joann Small, CEO of First Senior Financial Group, shortly after presenting the donation to the Red Cross.
“When others need help, it’s an opportunity to give, which in return gives hope so that there is never failure. That is why Joann and I, and all of us should be giving and sharing hope,” Said Phil Cannella, CEO and Founder of Retirement Media Inc., after accepting a certificate of thanks from the Red Cross.