FOR THOSE WHO MAKE THE WORLD™ BETTER
Through its network of volunteers, donors and partners, The American Red Cross is always there in times of need, turning compassion into action. Their humanitarian work helps prevent and alleviate suffering, in the US and around the world.
Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief, shelter and support to those in crisis, to training individuals and teams to be prepared to respond in emergencies.
Their work inspired the Craftsman team to find a way to help. In true Craftsman fashion, we focused on something near and dear to our hearts – cars and trucks. We called our friend and automotive expert, Wayne Carini, for his advice and experience in restoring vehicles. As a result, Wayne has joined forces with Craftsman and Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions for this special collaboration in support of the American Red Cross.
The best part is that this is restoration with a purpose: we aim to raise significant donations to fund a different type of vehicle – a brand new Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle.
This beautifully restored Chevrolet pick-up truck will be made available at the Barrett-Jackson Northeast Auction, which takes place from June 20-23rd, 2018, in support of the Red Cross.
Paul Pagenkopp, a Red Cross volunteer, hopes the auction will achieve its goal of delivering a brand new vehicle to the organization, which will afford invaluable, long-term assistance in crisis scenarios. “The new emergency response vehicle will provide long-lasting help after a traumatic event.”
Commenting on the initiative, Wayne Carini, said, “Being involved with Craftsman and this project gives me great pride – it’s a company that feels the same way about giving back as I do.” Bidding on this truck starts on June 22nd, 2018. Full details can be found at https://azure.barrett-jackson.com/. Follow the story on social media with #WeBuildPride.
Wayne Carini has been passionate about restoring cars for many years, following in the footsteps of his father, who owned a restoration shop. His first set of tools was a Craftsman toolkit that he saved for in his youth.
“My father told me ‘be very proud of your work’. Working with my hands and with vehicles has always given me that pride.”
Stanley Black & Decker would like to thank Wayne Carini for his wisdom and guidance, and Barrett-Jackson for their instrumental support with this project.
Please donate to the American Red Cross today: https://www.redcross.org/craftsman-pub