BENEFITING: ALLIANCE OF AUTO ARTISANS
Alliance of Auto Artisans is teaming up with Gateway Mustang to build a modified 2016 Ford Mustang to be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, AZ. Proceeds will go to Wounded Warrior Garage (NOT affiliated with Wounded Warrior Project). Wounded Warrior Garage is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization whose mission is to help our wounded warriors reintegrate into civilian life and continue to be productive members of society. They do this by providing on-the-job training for veteran apprentices in Welding, metal fabrication, Body work, rust repair, automotive electronics and mechanics. Additionally they provide retrofitting services to veterans who need their vehicle modified for hand controls, wheelchair lifts etc., whatever it takes to enable the vet to operate the vehicle. They also provide service facilities for vets who want to perform general maintenance on their own vehicles but don’t have the means since their injury. For those veteran apprentices who show aptitude and desire we will provide scholarships to trade schools like WyoTech or Lincoln Tech so they can pursue a career in automotive technology, Motorcycle mechanics or Marine mechanics. Furthermore, they supply mental health counseling for veterans who might be suffering from PTSD or injury related depression. They are an organization of veterans working for veterans.