Former Presidents are always willing to do what they can for the community, the people, and charity. George W. Bush's truck sold at a charity auction for $300,000 on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, with the proceeds going to benefit the Fisher House Foundation. That foundation is a charity that serves the families of the United States military according to MSN.
Bush's 2009 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4x4 SuperCrew was a part of the Barrett-Jackson car collector auction in Scottsdale, Arizona over the weekend. Bush released a statement that not a lot of hard driving was put on the vehicle.
"I haven't driven on a street in many, many years, but I have been able to drive this truck on my ranch," Bush said.
The Ford truck had the passenger side airbag panel autographed by Bush and there was even a short video included that showed him driving the truck around his ranch.
Last year, Bush was also involved in the same auction. In 2012, Barrett-Jackson auctioned off a New Holland tractor that was owned by Jay Leno and signed by George W. Bush. The tractor ended up selling for $535,000 and the proceeds also went to the Fisher House Foundation.
According to the Fisher House Foundation:
"All proceeds from the sale will go to Fisher House Foundation, which provides no-charge temporary housing for the families of military members being treated for injuries. Fisher House also has scholarship programs available to children and spouses of fallen or disabled veterans."