5/19/2018 James “Tony” Ruggery of Hollidaysburg held the winning number -501- for the Home Nursing Agency Foundation’s Mercedes Moment fundraiser held on May 18, 2018. Now in its sixteenth consecutive year, Mercedes Moment is Home Nursing Agency Foundation’s annual signature fundraising event. Funds raised support the Agency’s charitable mission of providing care and support to individuals and families in need throughout the expansive service area, including Blair County.   

Based on the mid-day Pick 3 Pennsylvania lottery number for May 18, only 1,000 tickets were sold to win either a new Mercedes GLA 250 4Matic SUV or $30,000 cash prize. 

Pictured with the car are James “Tony” Ruggery and his wife Barbara, winners of the Home Nursing Agency Foundation’s 2018 Mercedes Moment.

Mercedes Moment 2018 raised more than $90,000 to help support individuals and families in our care who have needs beyond normal circumstances and who may need additional services not covered by insurance. This year, the Home Nursing Agency Foundation has awarded $234,0235 to support 31 Mission Grants. Since 2005, the Foundation has awarded 353 grants totaling $1,881,878 to help local residents served by Home Nursing Agency. 

In addition to ticket buyers, the Home Nursing Agency Foundation is grateful for the support of the following community partners: UPMC Altoona and UPMC Health Plan; FOREVER Media; Mercedes Benz of State College; Reliance Bank; FOREVER Broadcasting; Gazette Printers; HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital; Ravine, Inc.; Sheetz, Inc.; Stuckey Ford Subaru; The Lakemont Partnership; Altoona Curve; Clean Service and Supply, Inc.; Howard Hanna Johnston Realty; Klesius & Sheedy; Friend of the Foundation; Quality Services; Reilly, Creppage & Co., Inc. and Roaring Spring Water. 

The Foundation welcomes all private and public donations, which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information on ways to support Home Nursing Agency’s Foundation or to learn how gifts make an impact in the lives of others, please contact the agency’s Director of Development/Marketing Communications, Kim Helsel, at 814-947-7024 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..