Mobility is Freedom
Wounded Warriors Family Support launched Mobility is Freedom in 2015 to provide modified 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 specifically for each Veteran.
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. Some modifications do sometimes define the vehicles we work with. We select companies in the automotive industries that display a 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: Loss of limb, spinal cord injury, or salvage limb injury due to combat operations. The veteran is combat-wounded and eligible for the VA Automobile grant or other Conveyance Equipment Grant (21-4502) and is interested in purchasing a new vehicle; then, the veteran is eligible for a matching vehicle grant from Wounded Warriors Family Support. Some modifications require specific vehicles that are compatible with adaptive equipment manufacturers specifications.
All programs require an awarded Purple Heart and dependent children.
A copy of the Veteran’s DD214, Purple Heart, and proof of dependent children is required to complete the application. If the Purple Heart is evident on the DD214, you only need to upload the DD214. If awarded after exiting the service, a copy of the Purple Heart award or a DD215 must accompany the DD214.
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.