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Wounded Warrior Drive Raises $8,500

More than $8,000 was raised for the Wounded Warrior Project during the first annual Drive and Dine fundraiser sponsored by Valhalla-based Security World.
More than $8,000 was raised for the Wounded Warrior Project during the first annual Drive and Dine fundraiser sponsored by Valhalla-based Security World. Photo Credit: Security World

VALHALLA, N.Y. – More than $8,000 was raised for the Wounded Warrior Project during the first annual Drive and Dine fundraiser sponsored by Valhalla-based Security World.

The caravan of sports cars, classic cars, police vehicles and motorcycles drove throughout Westchester County on Sunday to raise money and bring awareness to the more than 47,000 servicemen and women injured in recent military conflicts.

“As I began planning this event, I hoped for a somewhat smooth ride throughout Westchester with maybe a dozen cars and hopefully we raise a few thousand dollars,” Valhalla resident and event organizer Justin Snow said. “We pulled out of Valhalla High School, and I looked in my side view mirror from the lead car, and you couldn’t wipe the smile off of my face.”

Snow noted that more than 20 vehicles, including emergency support vehicles participated. Local fire departments also got into the spirit by hanging 50-foot long flags from their ladder vehicles. Pleasantville firefighters lined the streets of the village in full gear, giving a salute to the caravan.

“I will admit my eyes weren't dry,” Snow said.

The fundraiser included an afternoon car show, silent auction and more at Sir John's Restaurant in North White Plains. The caravan drove  through Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff, Ossining, Chappaqua, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville and Armonk.

Check out photos from the event on Flickr.

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