JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The couple who bought singer Sheryl Crow’s vintage Mercedes to benefit the Joplin school district has made a $130,000 donation to the district’s recovery fund.
The top bid for the 1959 Mercedes convertible at an auction in August was $143,000. The auction company kept $13,000 in fees and the remaining $130,000 went to the Joplin Schools Recovery Fund.
On Thursday, the couple who bought the car matched the $130,000. The couple wanted to remain anonymous.
A May 22 tornado destroyed three Joplin schools and seriously damaged seven others. The district estimated it suffered more than $150 million in damage.
Crow, a Missouri native who was a teacher before she achieved fame, said in a statement that she was touched by the couple’s generosity.
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