Generac autographed guitars donation raises $9K for Red Cross

Representatives from Generac Power Systems delivered on Tuesday, July 19 autographed guitars to the American Red Cross as part of a charitable auction. 

Saturday, a Red Cross spokesperson announced the effort raised more than $9,000. 

The guitars were signed by Generac Power Stage headliners at Summerfest

A news release said each of the nine guitars was signed by a Generac Power Stage headliner at Summerfest. They will give fans a chance at unique music memorabilia, while helping to support a great global cause.

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The autographed guitars included those from Violent Femmes, Anthrax, Death Cab for Cutie, and Halestorm. The highest bid was $2,250 for the Violent Femmes' signed guitar, the spokesperson said.

Statement from Justin Kern, American Red Cross Wisconsin communications director:

"The funds from this auction will go towards our international services programming and that is varied and extremely important. It helps people affected by conflict all around the world, it helps people displaced by earthquakes in Afghanistan to flooding in Bangladesh."