OMAHA, Neb., May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warriors Family Support is proud to announce that Marriott International is the sponsor for the High Five Tour 2017.
Marriott International is a leading global lodging company with more than 6,000 properties in 122 countries and territories. The company, based in Bethesda, Maryland, was founded by J. Willard and Alice Marriott and has been guided by family leadership for nearly 90 years.
"We are excited to have Marriott International's partnership with the High Five Tour 2017 and its support for wounded veterans and their families, as well as our country's active and retired military and their families around the world," said Col. John Folsom, USMCR (Ret.), founder and president of Wounded Warriors Family Support. "Marriott International and our additional sponsors, such as Ford and the United Automobile Workers, help us make a real, tangible difference that will change the lives of deserving wounded warriors and their families."
During the tour, which concludes Labor Day, Wounded Warriors Family Support's 2017 Ford F-250 – wrapped in a patriotic design – will travel 5,000-plus miles during a trek to 29 cities in nine states. The High Five Tour will make public appearances at Quaker Steak & Lube locations in Iowa, Kentucky and Ohio.
The High Five Tour's mission is to say "thank you" and show appreciation to military families for their sacrifices. The tour's goal is to raise $1 million, which will sustain Wounded Warriors Family Support's programs to support combat wounded veterans and their families. During a tour stop, residents are encouraged to sign the vehicle with a message of gratitude to our country's veterans and families.
You can learn more about Wounded Warriors Family Support programs, such as Combat Parking, the Marine Corps Marathon and the Veterans Welding Training Program, at www.wwfs.org.
About Wounded Warriors Family Support
Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured or killed during combat operations. This organization is run by combat veterans for combat veterans. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot. For more information about Wounded Warriors Family Support, visit www.wwfs.org.
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SOURCE Wounded Warriors Family Support