NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon’s Generosity Continues With Congo Trip to Help Refugees

NASCAR Driver Jeff Gordon’s Generosity Continues With Congo Trip to Help Refugees

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Jeff Gordon in 2007, by Kim Phillips -CC licenseFour-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon just returned from a week-long trip in Africa working with the Rethink Refugees foundation to find better ways to help people in Congo.

“It was the most incredible experience of my life,” said Gordon, who went on the trip with leaders from the Clinton Global Initiative.

Gordon is no stranger to charity work, particularly now that his Sprint Cup car is backed by the AARP’s Drive to End Hunger campaign. Last weekend, Gordon visited a food bank in Manchester where he presented a $10,000 donation. Next week brings another fundraiser for the Riley Children’s Hospital in the form of Gordon’s annual celebrity bowling event.

His foundation also funds pediatric cancer and a children’s hospital, and has in six years exceeded $1 million in annual contributions.

“I want to help people,” said Gordon, whose foundation funds a children’s cancer hospital in Charlotte, and has in six years exceeded $1 million in annual contributions.

WATCH the video below from NBC’s Today, or read the full story on Nascar.com

 

 

Photo credit: Jeff Gordon in 2007 by Kim Phillips -CC license

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