February 12, 2010 2:05 PM
(Above) The Chrysler 300, signed by hundreds of celebrities,
before Oprah Winfrey signed it today.
Today, a Chrysler 300, signed by hundreds of celebrities, made
its debut on a live episode of “The Oprah
Winfrey Show.” As part of the appearance, Winfrey
personally signed the vehicle and applied a bumper sticker
declaring it a “No
Phone Zone.” The Chrysler 300 is scheduled for auction to
raise funds for the American Red Cross Haiti relief efforts. Since
Jan. 12 more than 100,000 people in Haiti have lost their lives due
to the earthquake and many others remain injured and homeless. The
need for aid is overwhelming.
“We cannot forget the
tragedy that has fallen on the country of Haiti, it is clear that
continued assistance is needed,” said Olivier Francois,
President and CEO – Chrysler brand, Chrysler Group LLC.
“This is a wonderfully unique and rare collection of talented
actors, actresses, directors and performers in the entertainment
industry; the addition of Ms. Winfrey’s signature to the
vehicle is invaluable and appreciated. We are hopeful the car
will raise a significant amount of money at auction, in which 100
percent of the proceeds will be given to the American Red Cross for
their Haiti relief efforts.”
Stars For A Cause
3), in collaboration with the Chrysler Brand, will auction the
vehicle on Saturday, Feb. 20 during the Leake Car Auction
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. One hundred percent of the
proceeds will go to the American Red Cross
Haiti relief efforts. The auction will take place at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 20.
"Our hearts go out to the people
in Haiti. The devastation they have suffered is
unimaginable,” said Richard Sevenoaks, president of Leake
Auction Company. “We are honored to work with the Chrysler
brand and Stars for a Cause to auction off the autographed Chrysler
300 Haiti during our Oklahoma City auction. We are looking forward
to raising money to help Haiti."
More than 100,000 people have
signed a pledge on Oprah.com to make their cars a “No Phone
Zone.” The pledge, which launched on January 18 in
conjunction with a special episode of “The Oprah Winfrey
Show” dedicated to the dangers of distracted driving, asks
signees to make a commitment to safer driving by avoiding