The Tunnel to Towers Foundation will receive $2.5 million from the sale of the first retail production unit of the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Edition 1 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction.
The amount raised for the HUMMER EV was the full hammer price achieved during the Saturday, March 27, auction as Barrett-Jackson waived the fees and commissions typically associated with their collector vehicle auctions.
“We are thrilled with the auction results and what the proceeds will mean for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation,” said Duncan Aldred, global vice president of Buick and GMC. “We also recognize the support of Barrett-Jackson for this special occasion, which made it a 100% charitable endeavor.”
“One-hundred percent of the hammer price from this auction will resonate across America,” said Frank Siller, Chairman and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. “This donation from the HUMMER EV Edition 1 will help build homes for our catastrophically-injured veterans to give them their independence and a better quality of life.”
The HUMMER EV Edition 1 is the specially appointed and fully equipped launch model of GMC’s first full-electric vehicle, featuring a white exterior and unique Lunar Horizon interior. It is powered by General Motors’ new Ultium platform and is designed to be an off-road beast, with additional features including:
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is honored to work with GMC and Barrett-Jackson on this unprecedented partnership. Our mission is to continue Stephen’s legacy through initiatives supporting our nation’s first responders and veterans, such as our Smart Homes program for catastrophically injured veterans returning home. Each home is custom designed to address the unique needs of each individual. Energy efficient, automated and easily accessible, these homes use “adaptive technology” to help our injured heroes live better, more independent lives.
Tunnel to Towers thanks GMC and Barrett-Jackson for supporting the brave men and women of our armed forces and our first responders. With the proceeds from the auction of the HUMMER EV, we will be able to offer additional support to the heroes that keep our nation safe.