• Jun 24th 2009 at 5:58PM
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HUMMER's relationship with the American Red Cross extends back to 2005 when the SUV manufacturer first began supplying the agency with donated trucks for use in the disaster-stricken areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This relationship has been ongoing ever since, and in 2007, Brad Mellon, a volunteer with the San Diego/Imperial Counties chapter, snapped a stunning photograph of one the ARC's HUMMER H3s against the harrowing backdrop of a California wildfire.

While HUMMER waits to write a new future for itself under Chinese stewardship, its ties with the Red Cross have now been immortalized as part of a postage stamp issued by the Republic of Guinea. The stamp, commemorating Red Cross founder Henri Dunant, features artwork by Frenchman P. Pavilland, who saw fit to make the image of the H3 against the raging fire the background of the postage he was commissioned to design. So HUMMER goes out in a blaze of glory, so to speak... in Guinea, at least.

[Sources: HUMMER, eBay]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Awesome picture for an awesome vehicle, but I can't wait for some misinformed poster the start blaming the wildfires on global warming and subsequently on the HUMMER.

      "It's a conspiracy, man! GM built HUMMER's so they could destroy the environment, thus profiting on selling them to the American Red Cross!"
        • 6 Years Ago
        I know the HUMMER's were donated, why do you think I said "misinformed poster" just before my interpretation of their "misinformed" reaction. My reading comprehension is fine, thank you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Everyone that drives an H3 has those lamb chops.
        • 6 Years Ago
        No the women definitely have them too. Look close.
        • 6 Years Ago
        What a wonderfully disturbing mental picture. Had a long day at work, thanks for the humor, I cracked a smile for the first time in hours.