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Custom Bobber Raffle

Benefits the Buffalo Dream Center

Draws 07/31/2010

Raffle Benefits

Pastors Eric and Michelle Johns founded and have been overseeing the Buffalo Dream Center, in Buffalo, New York, since 1993.  The church has become well known as a ministry that meets the needs of inner city families, going into crime infested neighborhoods – places other churches are afraid to go.

The Buffalo Dream Center reaches thousands of people through various children’s outreaches, a mobile food pantry, a bus ministry, and many other programs that feed, clothe, and bring hope to those who have none.  The church has touched so many children that one-third of those attending the Sunday morning service are under the age of eighteen.  Boxes of Love, an enormous Christmas outreach held every year, provides food and toys to thousands of inner city families.  To raise funds for this large event, Pastor Eric draws attention to those in need by living on the streets of his city with the homeless.  He does this for one week every winter.  He has become affectionately known as “The Homeless Pastor”.

Besides the incredible work being done in the inner city, Pastors Eric and Michelle have taken the Gospel to Canada, Mexico, Africa, and India.  They especially desire to see pastors in India encouraged and strengthened.  They take teams to India twice each year holding conferences for pastors, children’s pastors, and leaders.  They have pioneered children’s ministry in India and established two orphanages, both named “Center of Hope”.  The Center of Hope in Guntur includes an orphanage, a widows’ home, and a Bible training center for new pastors.  The Center of Hope in Tirupati is a home for children who have lost their parents to the AIDS virus.  Currently their ministry cares for approximately sixty orphans.

Pastors Eric and Michelle live in the heart of the inner city with their five children:  Victoria, Emilie, Mikayla, Alexander, and Nathaniel..

Raffle Bike

A “Hitman Bobber” base model from South Side Kustoms of Buffalo, NY. is doing the build on the bike and all the major part are being donated. So far: a motor from S&S Performance, a frame from Thompson Choppers, tires from Dunlop, a custom paint job from Air-FX, the seat comes from County Seats and the stopping power comes from Jaybrake. Check under “Events” on the South Side Kustoms website to learn more.

Raffle Tickets and Contact Information

Raffle tickets are $10.00 ea. or 3-$25.00 or 6-$50.00 or 12-$100.00. Only 4000 tickets are for sale! To see the bike, buy tickets and learn more about South Side Customs visit their site at South-Side-Kustoms.com. Also be sure to take a look at the website of Buffalo Dream Center. Thanks!

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  1. Bill, your calender runs a bit fast, check date. If correct, I’m one year closer to retirement

  2. Jeff,

    Good eye. It’s “posted” so far in advance because I’m waiting on an actual drawing day to be sent over. Once they nail a specific day down I’ll adjust the date. This is sort of a cheat that allows me to keep the raffle on the board but at the bottom of the active list for the time being. Some day I’ll come up with a “Soon to be announced” section or something like it. Thanks for the comment!

  3. how much are the tix?and info on how to get ‘em

  4. Dan,
    This bike build is in the very early stages and the ticket prices and drawing date have yet to be determined. As stated above visit south-side-customs.com and check out their “Events” page and also visit http://www.rubensrun.com. When I get ticket prices and more info I’ll put it here on this page.

    Looks like South Side Kustoms is still holding this raffle however no longer with Rubens Run. Links and info has been updated. There is now a drawing date, July 31st. 2010. Thanks! Bill


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