The Fort Bend Women’s Shelter will be the recipient of a $1,300 donation from the Houston Chevelle Club. The money was raised at the club’s second annual car show, Ribs and Rides, held on Saturday, March 24 at Otto’s BBQ and Hamburgers in the Fountains shopping center.
More than 70 vehicles were on display from the early 1900s to modern day muscle cars. While the majority of cars were from the 1960s and 1970s, there was something for every car enthusiast.
“The Shelter is the only resource in Fort Bend County for abused women and children who have nowhere else to turn,” stated Eric Christie, Houston Chevelle Club president. “While car owners like to show off their cars, it’s always more special when we can give back to the community. We hope the donation will help the Shelter expand their programs and services in assisting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and their children.”
Besides donations from the owners of the cars on display, monies were also raised from a 50/50 raffle where the winner of half the pot donated his winnings back to the Shelter. Sponsors of the event included Otto’s BBQ and Hamburgers, St. Luke’s Hospital Sugar Land, RMS Autosports, and Superior Chrome Plating.