Rebuilding Haiti will require a number of months (even years) as well as a lot of funds. Aware of the country’s monetary needs during this time, many corporations and affluent folks are extending their aid to this land. Italian automaker, Ferrari is the latest to contribute towards the relief efforts. Last week, the automaker auctioned the first Ferrari 458 Italia designated to the US soil for the benefit of Haiti. The car fetched a high bid of $530,000 and all proceeds were donated for the benefit of Haiti through the CMBB (Catholic Medical Mission Board) and the William J. Clinton Foundation. The high-end car which has still not made its first public appearance for the common folks in US generated a lot of enthusiasm at the auction held in Southern California.
Besides the exclusive car, Fernando Alonso’s F1 racing suit and two Scuderia Ferrari team member trips to the Canadian Grand Prix in June raised an additional $72,000.