TAOS, N.M., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warriors Family Support's Native American Veterans Support Transportation and Resources (NAVSTaR) program rolled into Taos Monday with a 2016 Ford Explorer for the Taos Pueblo tribe.
NAVSTaR ensures that Native American veterans, especially those who are combat wounded, are helped in a meaningful way. The program has donated 16 Ford vehicles to tribes in eight states. These donations have topped $600,000. The Tzell and Protravel Foundation of New York provided funding for the Taos Pueblo Explorer.
"Our ability to provide Ford vehicles to support our Native American veterans to get to health care appointments is made possible because of the generosity of the American people, specifically The Tzell and Protravel Foundation," said Col. John Folsom, USMCR (Ret.), founder and president of Wounded Warriors Family Support. "We are honored and privileged to have their support. Without them, today's presentation would not have been possible."
Taos Pueblo Gov. Benito Sandoval and War Chief Richard Archuleta invited Folsom to the vehicle donation ceremony as a way to honor Taos veterans.
"This vehicle will be used to take our veterans to the care facilities that they need," Sandoval said. "May the Creator give you many blessings. On behalf of all of our veterans, we give you our heartfelt thanks."
The Black Feet Sioux, Eastern Shoshone, Gros Vetnre, Hopis, Jemez Pueblo, Northern Cheyenne, Oglala Sioux, Santee Sioux and Seminole Nation of Oklahoma are among other tribes that have received Ford vehicles from NAVSTaR.
To support Native American veterans, you can contact Wounded Warriors Family Support by calling 402-502-7557 or visiting 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. 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