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Tesla Parade of 340 Cars Raises $8,197 to Rescue Trafficked Children

A new Tesla record was set yesterday, and it helped children in need along the way. Although it is not official yet, the 340 Tesla vehicles that went on parade were the most in history — including a Roadster, a Model Y sponsored by Tesla, and many, many happy Tesla owners from all over the East Coast.

Image courtesy Miles Through Time.

A new Tesla record was set yesterday, and it helped children in need along the way. Although it is not official yet, the 340 Tesla vehicles that went on parade were the most in history — including a Roadster, a Model Y sponsored by Tesla, and many, many happy Tesla owners from all over the East Coast.

The event raised $8,197 to help stop human trafficking, but you can still donate to help them reach their $10,000 goal. (Note that even though on the donation page it says it’s over $6,359 was raised at this time, there were other donations in the form of checks and sales of merchandise such as t-shirts.)

I will say that it was very surreal seeing the GA 400 empty, but it was a thrilling experience being in the parade. By the way, Elon, we need a Parade Convoy Mode!

There was supposed to be a livestream, but due to too many people trying to tune in, there wasn’t enough bandwidth and many people had to rely either on Twitter or Instagram to get photos and videos of the event.

After the parade, we all met at the Westin, where my friend Hart Deer debuted his new song dedicated to the Tesla community and Elon Musk. The name of the song is “Elon.” The song is a series of riddles that only Elon Musk knows the answers to.

There were several speakers there, including Georgia Commissioner Tim Echols, who was responsible for securing the police escort and is also an EV advocate.

Nate Lewis, the vice president of Our Underground Railroad and Eliza Blue spoke. Eliza spoke about her experience being trafficked and surviving and why Elon Musk inspired her.

It was an awesome event to attend. I even got to sit in the driver seat of a Model Y and just get a feel for how it is to sit in the driver’s seat — I’ve never really experienced that before. I’ve sat in the driver’s seat of a conventional car before, but I’ve never really had any interest in driving or learning to drive before getting involved with the Tesla community.

One thing I really appreciate, from Tesla as well as the community, is: My friend who came and volunteered his services as a musician needed help getting his gear back home, because his friend who dropped it and him off had to work late. So, the Tesla community helped us get all of the gear home, including Billy from the Tesla Avalon Center.

Hart’s neighbors were quite astounded to see a fleet of Teslas in the subdivision. Naturally, they got to experience Summon.

Not only did this awesome community raise $8,197 to be donated to O.U.R. to help fight human trafficking, but we made history. A highway in a major city was shut down to promote electric vehicles and clean energy, and our voice was loud and certainly heard.

There is also a special message to Elon Musk from the official Miss Georgia of the United States as well as USOA Miss Teen Georgia and Miss Georgia USOA:

 
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is a writer for CleanTechnica and EVObsession. She believes in Tesla's mission and is rooting for sustainbility. #CleanEnergyWillWin Johnna also owns a few shares in $tsla and is holding long term.

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