NEW YORK CITY — Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS), a non-profit supported by SimpleTire L.L.C., recently presented a wounded Iraq war veteran with a "mobility-equipped" Ford F-150 Raptor.
Each year, WWFS travels across the U.S. in a mobility-equipped vehicle to thank Americans for their appreciation and support of U.S. military families. At the end of the tour, a deserving veteran and his/her family are awarded the "High Five Tour" vehicle to facilitate traveling needs.
The 2018 High Five Tour Raptor — converted for a wheelchair-bound driver and equipped with two stowaway transfer seats, wheelchair crane and a hydraulic bed cover — was donated to Scott West, a U.S. Army veteran and three-time Purple Heart awardee.
SimpleTire has been a partner of WWFS since 2016 and contributes annually by donating a portion of its Veterans Day sales to WWFS. Each year, SimpleTire said it has doubled its donation to help provide more aid and resources to military families.
"When the U.S. goes to war, so do the families of U.S. military men and women. They also take on huge burdens that can cause enduring stress and trauma, especially when a family member returns wounded or is killed while serving," SimpleTire CEO Andy Chalofsky said.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to help veterans and their families in any way we can and are proud to be a main sponsor of the High Five Tour over the years."
Other sponsors of the High Five Tour vehicle program are: Pilot Travel Centers L.L.C.; OmahaSteaks.com Inc.; Ford Motor Co.; United Auto Workers; Marriott International Inc.; and Assurant Insurance Co.