Israel’s United Hatzalah emergency response group recently held a fundraiser. One of the performers there was none other than Jay Leno, who only solidified my view that he is a huge mensch.
And there’s more:
“What you guys are doing is so special, I am so proud to be here and be part of it. I have 117 motorcycles in my collection but none of my motorcycles save lives. I want to donate an ambulance with all of the trappings.”
Leno, who traveled from Los Angeles especially for the concert, then challenged the audience to join him in supporting the saving of lives in Israel by making donations on the spot, and offered a free tour of his garage to see his large car and motorcycle collection to anyone who donated $1,000.
Thanks to Leno, whose rare car and motorcycle collection is considered to be one of the finest in the world, an additional $50,000 was raised on the spot.
After receiving a miniature silver ambulance to add to his collection, Leno told the crowd: “See you next year in Jerusalem,” invoking a famous Jewish refrain and hinting at Leno continuing his yearly visits to host big events in Israel.