Gary Sinise Loves Raising Millions for Veterans
Actor Gary Sinise is a gift to humanity. Along with being a great actor (hello Lieutenant Dan from Forrest Gump and Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13), Sinise plays in the Lt. Dan Band at USO shows and supports veterans with the Gary Sinise Foundation. And most recently he helped raise over $1.3 Million dollars for war veterans and first responders.
The Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner recently donated a 1981 Jeep CJ7 to the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, sending all of the proceeds to first responders and military members. The custom jeep sold at the car auction for a whopping $200k. Sunbelt Rentals stepped in to donate an extra 1 million to the cause.
Lt. Dan Taylor created the Gary Sinise Foundation non-profit organization after the September 11th attacks, which helps wounded military veterans and wounded heroes around the United States. Sinise also created the Snowball Express which helps military families who have lost loved ones by providing therapeutic retreats for children and surviving parents.
Last year, the "CSI: NY" star, who portrayed Detective Mac Taylor, had a total of 15 airplanes in which children and spouses of fallen soldiers were in, and were treated to an all-expenses-paid vacation to Disney World. His book “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service" follows his journey into full-time service for active-duty military and veterans.
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