March 8, 2007
<For Immediate Release>
Warrior One Tour
The restored CNN Warrior One Hummer that Dave and Gail Liniger purchased for $1 million earlier this year is now on tour to raise money for two organizations that help wounded military personnel and their families: "The Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation " and the "Fisher House Foundation."
The Linigers, Co-Founders of RE/MAX International, were the top bidders as the vehicle - which a CNN news crew used in 2003 while embedded with the First Battalion, 7th Marines, during the war in Iraq - was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. Another bidder added $250,000, raising the total to $1.25 million.
The Fisher House Foundation builds homes away from home at military installations so family members can be close to their wounded loved ones while they're in treatment and rehabilitation.
RE/MAX International is the first national sponsor of the "Sentinels of Freedom," a program that helps severely wounded servicemen and women return to lives of self-sufficiency and independence. The foundation helps the veterans with housing, transportation, education, job training, employment and other needs.
The Hummer was restored over a seven-day period on The Learning Channel's "Overhaulin'." The process included 240 hours of custom airbrushing as the restoration group recreated scenes the CNN crew had witnessed in Iraq.
The vehicle is now on the road, and will be for many months, in the RE/MAX Tour for the Troops. It is currently on display (March 8-11) at the Autorama Show in Detroit. Its next scheduled appearance is March 26-April 2 at the Denver Auto Show.
The tour exhibit also includes:
For more information, contact Tour Coordinator Suzanne Ryan at email@example.com.
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