27 Jul '11, 12pm

Sheryl Crow Auctions Mercedes to Aid Joplin, Mo. Tornado Victims

Sheryl Crow Auctions Mercedes to Aid Joplin, Mo. Tornado Victims

Sheryl Crow will be auctioning off her 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster to raise money for the tornado victims of Joplin, Mo. The money raised from the auction of the car will go to benefit the Joplin Schools Recovery Fund, a fund created by Community Foundation of the Ozarks and its Joplin-based affiliate, the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri, Inc. A fitting charity for the former schoolteacher turned rock star. Crow donated her car to Gooding & Company, an auction house in Pebble Beach, Ca., where it will go up for auction the weekend of Aug. 2oth and 21st. The “100 Miles from Memphis” singer said of the charitable act , “After the tornado in Joplin I was moved to help rebuild a city so close to where I grew up in Missouri. My hope is that the auction of my 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster will bring in funds to help rebuild the schools in the area.” The car...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/07/27/sheryl-crow-auctions-m...

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