Phil Cannella presented a check for $12,500 to the Red Cross South Jersey Chapter to aid in the relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. New Jersey was particularly hard hit by the storm, which left residents without power for long periods of time and caused many to lose their homes and businesses.
The check presentation was made at a Crash Proof Retirement educational event held at Adelphia Restaurant in Deptford, New Jersey. Phil Cannella speaks at these weekly events, educating people in or near retirement about the dangers of stock market investing and informs them about alternatives outside the securities industry can that help them have a more secure future.
Crash Proof Retirement pledged to donate $2,500, plus an additional $25 for each person who attended one of two events held at Adelphia. Around 200 people showed up for each event, bringing the total donation up to $12,500. Those attending were treated to a free education, as well as a free meal, courtesy of Phil Cannella and Joann Small, CEO of First Senior Financial Group.
Joyce Skradzinski, executive director and Maureen Pollard, board chairman, of the South Jersey Chapter of the Red Cross happily received the check, which will go towards purchasing food and supplies for people most affected by the disaster.