The Gores Truly MurderHers love charitable causes. And it warms our black hearts when individuals and organizations who share similar interests in the darker genre are into generously giving back to the world as well. We love furry and fuzzy animals and understand others who seek out their companionship. So when our friend, Audrey with Zeno Group, shared news of Rob Zombie’s collaboration with The Puppy Rescue Mission with us, we had to share it with you.
We all know Rob Zombie for being the master of terror but even the heavy metal legend has a soft side when it comes to the bond between man and best friend. Starting tonight, he’ll auction off his custom macabre-style 1967 Ford F-100 truck to benefit non-profit organization The Puppy Rescue Mission (PRM).
PRM enables dogs (and cats) from Afghanistan and other war-zones to live out their lives in the US with the soldiers they befriend. “It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them [the dogs],” explains Rob. “Some of the stories I’ve heard are horrible: people would torture these dogs, and kill them for fun. These guys saved these dogs, and really bonded with them.” Soldiers need only write a letter to PRM, and the community joins together and raises the funds to help get their furry friends home.
WHAT: Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare is auctioning Rob’s custom macabre-style 1967 Ford F-100 truck to benefit The Puppy Rescue Mission. The History Channel’s Counting Cars star Danny “The Count” Koker and his crew surprised Rob with the customized truck while he was on tour headlining the Mayhem Festival this summer.
During the course of the eBay auction, the truck will be on display for all to see firsthand at the Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare booth at the L.A. County Fair at FEARplex in Pomona, CA through November 2, 2013.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. PST to Saturday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. PST
eBay Keywords: “Rob Zombie Charity Truck”
About Rob Zombie Great American Nightmare
A creative collaboration between masters of the macabre Rob Zombie and preeminent haunted house producer Steve Kopelman, the fully immersive haunted house experience will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: Lords Of Salem Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses. The Great American Nightmare’s Bloody Boulevard will offer outdoor screenings of classic horror films, a DJ, food vendors, beer, wine and spirits, and much more, with freak show characters roaming throughout the grounds each night. Tickets for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare are available starting at only $30. Each ticket includes access to all haunted house attractions, concerts and Bloody Boulevard activities. Tickets will also be available for purchase onsite during the Los Angeles County Fair at Pomona Fairplex (August 30-September 29). FEARPlex (Fairplex) is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona, CA, centrally located in the heart of Southern California. Fairplex is also home to the LA County Fair, the largest county fair in the world.
About The Puppy Rescue Mission
The primary aim of The Puppy Rescue Mission is to fund-raise and assist in pet rescue, foster and re-homing when needed–in particular, pets of soldiers, especially those deployed in war zones. They assist with requests, logistics, administration and fundraising for the adopted stray dogs of war rescued by and bonded with soldiers. This may include vet care, supplies, transport and related issues. They work with or through other organizations that help our soldiers bring their companion animals home from war.