Truck custom-made for disabled veteran is being signed with words of encouragement across the country
The Wounded Warrior Family Support’s Annual High Five Tour shows support for wounded veterans and their families(Senior Airman Mary O’Dell, U.S. Air Force)
Wounded Warrior Family Support’s eighth annual High Five Tour is traveling the country this summer with a new sponsor, SimpleTire, to show support and gratitude for military service members and their families.
The High Five Tour is a series of summer events across the country during which Americans come out to show their support for military families, hosted by Wounded Warriors Family Support, a nonprofit that aids families of wounded veterans.
This year, SimpleTire, an online tire retailer, is giving out coupons for 5 percent off tires at all events. The company is also donating $5 of every SimpleTire purchase to the Wounded Warriors Family Support charity.
“It’s great to have SimpleTire as an ongoing supporter of ours,” said U.S. Marine Col. John D. Folsom, founder and president of Wounded Warrior Family Support. “I hope to see many people at our High Five tour stops take advantage of the 5 percent, plus $5 offer SimpleTire is making. It’s truly a win, win, win.”
In addition, the two organizations are bringing along a mobility-equipped 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck, which event attendees are invited to sign with a message of encouragement to wounded soldiers.
The vehicle is fully outfitted with state-of-the art equipment designed to allow disabled drivers a safe and easy driving experience without altering the appearance of the vehicle.
“The whole package together bridges the barriers that might otherwise prevent the driver from the ability to go where desired,” according to the Wounded Warriors Family Support website.
One deserving service member will receive the truck as a gift at the end of the tour.
“The High Five tour is such a wonderful way to bring attention to military families, and we’re happy to be a part of it,” said Josh Chalofsky, SimpleTire’s COO.
Wounded Warrior Family Support sponsors a myriad of other programs to support military families, including stress-free vacations, caregiver assistance for wounded soldiers and a welding training program for veterans.