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NASCAR superstar offers donation of 1 million ammo rounds for Ukraine's fight against Russia — a 'wake-up call for America'

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NASCAR legend Richard Childress has offered to donate at least 1 million rounds of ammunition to Ukraine amid its fight for freedom against Russian forces, Fox News reported Wednesday.

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The former race car driver and team owner told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends" that he will donate 1 million rounds of ammunition to Ukrainian forces after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy pleaded for help from around the globe.

"I was listening the other day and heard President Zelenskyy say he didn't want out, he wanted ammunition," Childress recalled. "I called my good friend Fred Wagenhals, who is the Chairman of AMMO, Inc., which is a publicly traded company, POWW, and I said, 'Fred, we gotta help these people. They need ammunition.' And he stepped right up, he said, ‘We’ll do it,’ and now we’re turning our production to this as our number one priority."

Childress, who serves on AMMO's board of directors, is reportedly worth $250 million.

"This is a wake-up call for America, and why we have to have our Second Amendment," he added. "We have ... 82 million gun owners in America, and to see the people in Ukraine fighting — it's terrible to see the lives that are being lost over there. We have to do all we can, and I felt with Ammo Inc. and myself, we were doing the right thing."

Childress said that he and Wagenhals are working with the public and private sector in order to figure out the logistics of transporting the ammunition to the needy country.

"We're working with some government agencies, but to get it there quickly, we're going to work through a private company that will be working to get it in there," Childress explained. "The number one ammo they're needing right now over there is the 7.62s, and that's what we're going to be producing."

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