HICKORY CREEK, Texas – April 13, 2015 - For a second year, National Motor Club (NMC) has signed on as a national sponsor of the Wounded Warriors Family Support's annual High Five Tour. Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS) is an organization dedicated to providing support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations.
The mission of the High Five Tour is to raise $1 million for WWFS’s "Mobility Is Freedom" program that provides grants for mobility-equipped vehicles to severely wounded veterans. The program aims to give these heroic veterans added freedom and independence to live productive and quality lives with their families. In addition to sponsoring the High Five Tour, NMC has committed to provide a complimentary year of motor club membership to each veteran that receives a vehicle through the "Mobility Is Freedom" program.
During the four-month tour that begins in San Diego, Calif., on April 27 and ends in Auburn, Maine, Aug. 1, a 2015 Ford Explorer and 2015 Ford F-150 will crisscross the United States, visiting more than 100 cities and making stops in 48 states. The vehicles have been adapted to suit combat-wounded veterans who are paralyzed or have lost legs and will feature hand-control operation, examples of the customized vehicles that the program will provide.
One of these special vehicles will make a stop at NMC’s offices at 800 Point Vista Drive, Hickory Creek, Texas on Monday, May 4th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend and show their support for military families by signing the Ford vehicles with messages of gratitude to our country’s veterans and their families.
"We are excited to once again tour the country to raise money and awareness for our wounded veterans and their families," said Colonel John Folsom, founder and president of Wounded Warriors Family Support. "Together the modified Ford Explorer and Ford F-150 will travel over 26,000 miles across our great country. Our goal is to raise $1 million to provide as grants to qualified combat wounded veterans for the purchase of mobility-equipped Ford vehicles. It’s sure to be another exciting Tour that will capture America’s attention."
"Everyone at National Motor Club is proud to sponsor the High Five Tour," said Heidi Vincent, NMC President. "Through the new ‘Mobility is Freedom’ program, the Tour will empower combat-wounded veterans and provide a renewed sense of independence and freedom to these men and women who sacrificed so much to preserve those privileges for all Americans. We look forward to the Tour’s official stop at our Hickory Creek location and invite the entire community to come out and join us to show appreciation for our military and their families."