There is one lucky Cumberland County resident who is a very happy raffle winner. Evergreen Credit Union announced that Paula Christensen, a Standish resident and longtime account holder in their Windham branch, is the winner of a Yamaha EX WaveRunner Jet Ski. She is the sole winner of a 2-month fundraising raffle held to raise funds for the local non-profits: Portland Trails, food pantries and lake associations. The winning ticket was picked by Jim Davenport, President of Long Lake Marina, who also donated the jet ski.
“The $6,100 raised from this raffle helps us make more donations in the many communities we serve,” stated Jason Lindstrom, President/CEO of Evergreen. “In addition, the promotion highlights a very generous local business while creating excitement for the hundreds of raffle participants who set their eyes on a new jet ski; a win-win for all!”
The jet ski also has special meaning to the winner. “My sister is currently battling pancreatic cancer, and I visit her regularly to make sure that I get in as many visits as possible. But she lives across the lake from me, and it takes about 20 minutes in the car. Well, today that just changed. Now I can see her quickly and it will be so much easier. I had a good feeling about winning. I guess someone was looking over us.”
Evergreen Credit Union is one of Maine’s largest credit unions and offers mortgage, consumer, and business services, with branches in Portland, South Portland, Windham and Naples.