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Military car club raising awareness and money for two organizations

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---Classic cars are something members of the Guard Guys Car Club are all too familiar with.

"My son said we've got enough cars just in the Guard to start a car club. That's how this all started," says Mike Shepherd of Louisville.

These current and former military members take pride in the cars.

For Scott Drake, this day is personal.

"You know, I don't know. It just hits my heart," says Scott Drake of Louisville.

On Saturday, the car club held a car show in Shepherdsville to raise money for two different organizations, including Camp Hope in Missouri.

The camp hits home for Scott Drake, because he has a loved one serving in the Navy. 

"They deal with injured veterans. They help out getting them back to hunting, fishing, camping. Plus they bring in the ones that are just needing some time away," says Scott Drake.

Camp Hope was started by a Kentucky man, who moved to Missouri.

William White and his wife created Camp Hope after their son Christopher was killed fighting in Iraq.

"I love what these guys do for us. It just really touches me. That's all I can say," says Scott Drake.  

It's not only him that this event touched.

Money was also being raised to donate to the Michala Riggle Beat Autism Foundation.

The Louisville girl previously made national news for her effort to raise awareness about autism.

That's something, some of the families at Saturday's event can relate to.

Dana Dunn's 16-year-old son is autistic.

"He doesn't understand social norms, so he has a really hard time with things that are socially acceptable, personal space- he says whatever comes to his mind," says Dana Dunn.

Both organizations have impacted the men and women of this car club.

They're hoping to simply raise awareness about the two groups and give back any way they can. 

This was the first time the Guard Guys Car Club held this event to raise money for these two organizations.

They believe at least $1,000 was raised.

They are already planning upcoming events, to raise more money.

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