Friday, December 14, 2012

George W. Bush donates pickup truck for charity auction

Some lucky person will become the owner of former President George W. Bush's 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew pickup on January 19, 2013.

The pickup will be auctioned to the highest bidder to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, which provides no-charge temporary housing for the families of military members being treated for injuries. GWB's intense involvement with America's Wounded Warriors make this no surprise. Fisher House also has scholarship programs available to children and spouses of fallen or disabled veterans.

Fox News notes:
The million-dollar question is this: what is a Ford F-150 owned by a former president worth? Retail on a clean, low mileage 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew is in the neighborhood of $28,000, so how much more will the association with former President Bush bring?

Last year, Barrett-Jackson sold a New Holland tractor owned by Jay Leno and signed by George W. Bush for $535,000, with proceeds also going to the Fisher House Foundation. Will the Ford F-150 top that number? Our guess is yes, and by quite a large margin.
It's a great opportunity for someone with the financial means and perhaps an admiration for President George W. Bush to make a difference for America's military veterans.

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