Lucky Placitas woman wins new car in SWEC raffle

George Vescovo, owner of Vescovo Toyota hands the keys over to Ruth Wheeler of Placitas New Mexico with SWEC Board Member, Shelley Armitage and SWEC Exeutive Director, Kevin Bixby. 

Ruth Wheeler of Placitas, NM is the lucky winner of a new 2017 Prius C in our annual fundraising raffle. Her ticket was pulled at the Las Cruces Earth Day Fair last Saturday.

Ruth is a retired CPA from Ohio. She has lived in New Mexico since 2006. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, and worked for the Peace Corps as an administrator in Turkmenistan.

She says she loves wildlife and is a big supporter of SWEC's work, especially our efforts on behalf of  Mexican wolves.

Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket in our raffle this year. We sold all 500 tickets and raised nearly $30,000. Even though only one person won the car, you are all winners in our book!