Our mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. The families of our casualties suffer in many ways: some financially, some psychologically.
"When America Goes to War...
Our Families Go to War"
2019 High Five Tour - A Decade of Giving
Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS) will hit the road for the 10th annual High Five Tour in spring of 2019. During the tour, a mobility-equipped 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor will travel the United States. Americans of all walks of life show their support for our military families by visiting events on the tour and signing the tour vehicle with a message of support to our country’s veterans and their families. This is the 10th Anniversary of the High Five Tour, please join us in celebrating a decade of giving back to our nations Purple Heart veterans. Calendar events will be posted here early in the spring.
Follow the High Five Tour Ford F-150 Raptor!
NOTE: UAW events are not open to the public.
Friday, Sept. 6th l 2pm-7pm
UAW Local 249 Kansas City Assembly Plant
11009 Antioch Station, Kansas City, MO 64119
Saturday, Sept 7th l 8am-4pm
Gail's Harley Davidson 9/11 Memorial Ride
12401 Hemlock Street, Overland Park, KS 64030
Tuesday, Sept. 10th l 8am-1pm
UAW Local 862 Kentucky Truck Plant
3001 Chamberlain Lane Louisville, KY 40241
Wednesday, Sept. 11th l 8am-1pm
UAW Local 862 Louisville Assembly Plant
3000 Fern Valley Rd. Louisville, KY 40213
Thursday, Sept. 12th l 10am-4pm
UAW Local 863 Sharonville Transmission Plant
3000 E. Sharon Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241
Friday, Sept. 13th l 10am-3pm
UAW Local 1219 Lima Engine Plant
1155 Bible Rd. Lima, OH 45801
Saturday, Sept 14th l 9am-3pm
Gale Halderman Museum
6476 US 40 Highway, Tipp City, OH 45371
Monday, Sept. 16th l 10am-3pm
UAW Local 551 Chicago Assembly Plant
12600 S. Torrence Ave. Chicago, IL 60633
Tuesday, Sept. 17th l 10am-5pm
UAW Local 588 Chicago Stamping Plant
1000 E. Lincoln Hwy Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Wednesday, Sept. 18th l 10am-3pm
UAW Local 2280 Van Dyke Transmission Plant
41111 Van Dyke Ave Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Thurday, Sept. 19th l 10am-3pm
UAW Local 3000 Flat Rock Assembly Plant
One International Dr. Flat Rock, MI 48134
Friday, Sept. 20th l TBD
UAW Local 387 Woodhaven Stamping Plant
20900 West Rd. Woodhaven, MI 48183
The vehicle is equipped with several state of the art devices designed to open up access to the disabled driver. Starting with the “Bruno Valet Plus” transfer seat. The Valet is created to move forward and backward, swivel out and back in and lower then raise all in a custom programmed sequence to allow the driver to effortlessly transfer into a vehicle, all at the push of a button.
The wheelchair is stowed in the bed of the pickup with the “Bruno Outrider” lift. This crane style lift is connected to the wheelchair and will raise the chair above the side rail of the pickup bed then swing the chair into the bed where it securely sits on the bed floor.
To protect the chair from the elements the “Clock Mobility Access-A-Top” is used with a color matched Century topper mounted on a heavy-duty steel framework which raises the topper like a clamshell, allowing the Outrider clear passage to the driver.
When each of these devices are retracted, the driver is behind the wheel of a vehicle which looks like a well-dressed work or play truck. The “MPS Monarch” hand control allows the paraplegic driver to control the throttle and brake with perfect confidence.
The whole package together bridges the barriers that might otherwise prevent the driver from the ability to go where desired. All this, while driving a vehicle that maintains a non-modified appearance.
Meet Specialist Jack Gill, the recipient of the 2019 High Five Tour Ford 150 Raptor!
Specialist Scott West was the recipient of the 2018 High Five Tour Ford F-150 Raptor!
Presentation of the 2018 High Five Tour Raptor to SPC Scott West
Fox & Friends - Veterans Day Parade
New York, NY
For more information contact Ron Julianelle at (402) 502-7557.