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There is a reason why this donation page is the last page on this website.

 

When I started thinking about this project, the dream of restoring the 58 in Ben’s honor and building the truck like he and I talked about when he was alive seemed to take on a life of it’s own. Somehow, I would get all the pieces to fit together and the vision would become a reality. That’s the problem with dreams, reality has a way of sneaking up on you.

 

I have thought about refusing any and all donations for this project. However, in talking with another Gold Star Dad, he wanted to donate something to help with this project. He wanted his son not only to be on one of the gold stars on the hood but to be more involved with the truck somehow. His son had ridden in his grandfather’s 59 Panel truck and was thrilled beyond words. Now his son’s memory can ride along in this truck with my son’s.

 

I will accept donations to either a paypal account or by check. If you wish to remain anonymous, I will respect your wishes. If you want your named listed on this page, I will do that, but, I will not list the amount that you donated. I don’t want this to be any type of competition and I don’t want anyone to feel that what they gave is not as much as someone else.

 

Because this is not a non-profit organization, I can not send you any receipts for your donation. This also means that you will not be able to declare any donation that is made to this project on your taxes.

 

What I will do is list the running amount of the donations I have received for this project and I will also list the amount spent and for what. Any left over money after the truck is completed, will be donated to the Jeff Gordon Foundation.

Amount generously donated to date: $950.00