Gary Sinise raised $1.3 million for veterans and first responders with an old Jeep

Actor Gary Sinise raised $1.3 million to help members of the military and first responders by selling a1981 Jeep CJ7...twice.

The custom truck was auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson auction on Friday, with proceeds earmarked for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which runs a variety of programs aimed at entertaining and assisting veterans, active duty military, America's emergency services and their families.

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The red, white and blue Jeep was built by Richard Rawling's Gas Monkey Garage and initially sold for $200,000, with another partner on the project, heavy equipment broker Sunbelt Rentals, donating an additional $1 million to the organization.

The buyer then sent it across the block again and it sold a second time for $100,000.

"My first car auction, it's going to be hard to top that," Sinise told The Arizona Republic. "There were a lot of veterans out there in the audience so I got to acknowledge them and say thank you."

The Jeep has been fully restored and modified with a 4-inch lift kit and features the foundation's logos.

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