Mobility is Freedom
Wounded Warriors Family Support launched Mobility is Freedom in 2015 to provide modified Ford vehicles for combat wounded veterans. The program aims to enhance the quality of life for wounded veterans by providing freedom and independence in their everyday lives. Our belief is that given a properly equipped vehicle for their individual needs they will have to freedom to live a productive and quality life with their family. These vehicles are typically specially adapted to suit veterans who are paralyzed or have lost legs or arms.
Vehicles that fit the need, Built Ford Tough
If a van is what you and your family needs, Wounded Warriors Family Support can provide a van. But our partners in this mission have other options available to your family. We believe this should be an adaptive and flexible vehicle that you want to be seen in. So we have the full line of Ford vehicles to work with. We select Ford vehicles for their Made in the USA content and also for UAW-Ford’s steadfast commitment to our nations veterans. The modifications are made to fit specific needs, tell us what you need and we can facilitate that need.
The pre-requisites for a vehicle grant are as follows: Ideally, the applicant will be eligible for the VA vehicle grant but not have used it. Loss of limb, spinal cord injury, or salvage limb injury due to combat operations. If a veteran is combat-wounded and eligible for the VA Automobile or other Conveyance Equipment Grant (21-4502) and is interested in purchasing a Ford vehicle, then the veteran is eligible for a matching grant from Wounded Warriors Family Support. Some modifications require going outside of the current Ford lineup of vehicles.
Before proceeding further please note, we will need a copy of your Veteran’s DD214 and Purple Heart, DOD or VA disability breakdown at the end of this application. These forms are not required to start this process but will be needed to process the application. If the Purple Heart is evident on the DD214, you need only upload the DD214. If awarded after exiting the service, a copy of the Purple Heart award or a DD215 must accompany the DD214. Please note the VA disability Breakdown is not the overall award letter. It will have individual percentages of combat/service connected disabilities. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 402-932-7036.
The High Five Tour is our annual push to drive awareness for our organization and programs. The vehicles many times showcase some of the mobility equipment that disabled veterans use to safely enter and operate the vehicle. The High Five Tour was put on hold during Covid-19 but will be back. You can learn more about the High Five Tour at highfivetour.com.
Wounded Warriors Family Support is incredibly grateful to the Microsoft Employee Giving Program. Microsoft’s Giving Campaign matches employee donations of time and money to nonprofit organizations, up to $15,000 a year per employee. Every year their employees come together and raise funds for organizations across the nation.
In 2021, Microsoft employees will drive two trucks to their campuses and famous locations on both sides of the nation. These vehicles will then be presented to two very deserving combat-wounded veterans. We are thankful for their generosity and passion to help our nation’s combat-wounded veteran families.
In 2020, Covid-19 stopped the campus visits, but Microsoft Employee Giving continued. You can learn about our partnership’s 2019 donation to the Makah Tribe based in Neah Bay in Washington State here.