100+ Celebrities Embrace WINFUEL’s Tsunami Relief Except Don Cornelius

CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — In a world increasingly detached from selfless acts and good deeds it should come as no surprise that an objection to a good deed was made – no less from one of the entertainment industry’s most prominent and influential people – while denouncing two companies’ attempt to raise money for Tsunami Relief; calling them “small time hustlers” and considering their actions as a “racist stench.”

Caption: NASCAR Hood with 100+ A-List Celebrity Signatures on Auction to Help Aid Tsunami Relief in Southeast Asia.

As countless celebrities embraced the companies’ efforts to raise money for Tsunami Relief by signing a NASCAR hood, one man has decided to hinder the charitable effort to help raise money for notable cause – Don Cornelius. Even after authorizing the hood’s presence on the red carpet of the Soul Train Awards, the creator and producer has made accusations that the hood’s presence on the Show’s red carpet is racist and exploits African Americans.

Since January, WINFUEL and TRIMSPA have taken their NASCAR hood to 5 of Hollywood’s premiere award shows with the aim of raising an exceptional amount of money for the people of Southeast Asia.

The hood currently bears over 100 autographs from celebrities in film, television, music, and professional sports. Signatures collected are diverse and include a variety of individuals from all walks of life, including: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, current chart topper Ciara, legendary musicians Neil Young, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, baseball Hall of Famers Duke Snider and Willie Mays, Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch, former Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield, and many more.

Ironically, Mr. Cornelius stated that the act was “unethical, deceitful and inflammatory behavior, on your part, is the racist stench of it all, in that I am, absolutely, certain that you and your colleagues would never engage in such trickery at a television show produced by whites; and I am also, thoroughly, convinced that you and your colleagues would never even dream of engaging in such underhanded and garbage behavior while interacting with a prominent group of, predominantly, white celebrities.”

All proceeds from the hood will go to Operation USA, a non-profit organization whose recent efforts have focused on Tsunami Relief. The Tsunami that hit Southeast Asia last December claimed thousands upon thousands of lives and devastated countless communities in 6 countries. Today, the region continues its struggle to rebuild communities while its residents attempt to rebuild their lives. “Every little bit helps,” said a WINFUEL representative, “and appreciation goes out to those who have lent their names to such a noble cause.”

What did Don Cornelius, a man revered and respected in the entertainment industry, mean when he coined the phrase “love, peace, and soul”?

While the companies attempt to resolve the dispute, the Hood – with its 100+ celebrity signatures and supporters of the Tsunami Relief effort – remains on the auction block.

Interested parties can see and bid on the Hood through March 28th, 6pm Pacific Standard Time, through the link:
click here, or search for item #7501887179 on

News issued by: WINFUEL, Inc.

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Original Story ID: (208) :: 2005-03-0325-002

Original Keywords: nascar hood auction, tsunami relief, trimspa, winfuel inc., goen, celebrity autographs, celebrities, red carpet, soul train awards, hollywood, entertainment industry newswire WINFUEL, Inc.

NEWS SOURCE: WINFUEL Inc. | Published: 2005-03-25 19:37:00

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