Wounded Warriors Family Support is hitting the road to raise money for injured soldiers. They're driving a 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang across the country for five months. Now it's in northern Nevada.
"You gotta put one signature on top of the next and that's what's happening now," said Raul Caceres, who is volunteering during the High Five Tour with the Reno Mustang Car Club.
As a Vietnam Navy veteran, Caceres is proud to support wounded warriors.
"It's our honor to be able to do this and it's a lot of fun," Caceres said.
Across the patriotic paint is evidence of where it has been; while the car is impressive, it can't compare to what they're doing with the money they raise - building specially adapted homes for injured soldiers.
"The two homes that they're building are for triple amputees," Caceres said. "There's only maybe 25 or 30 triple amputees that have lived, so to have a whole home built to accommodate someone with severe injuries is really something."
"They're over there fighting for us and we need to be here for them," said Theresa Lucio.
Lucio was glad to make a donation and add her name to the car.
Countless people have signed this car during the first 19 thousand miles of its journey. It's already hard to find a place to sign and it still has thousands of miles to go.
"The car will probably have about 24,000 miles on it," Caceres said. "Then the car is basically put away and it will be probably sold in about a year, year and a half, at Barrett Jackson."
Last year's car is up on the auction block this week in Las Vegas.
The car will be on display around northern Nevada through Tuesday. If you'd like to see the car, or make a donation and sign it yourself, the schedule is below.
Monday, September 23, 2013
9 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
Carson City, NV
University of Nevada
11 A.M. - 1 P.M.
1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
2:30 P.M. - 4 P.M.
4 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
131 Disc Drive
10 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
6015C S. Virginia St.
10:45 A.M. - 11:45 A.M.
3660 S Carson Street
1 P.M. - 3 P.M.
Carson City, NV