High Five Tour 2014 Hits the Road on a Mission to Thank Nation's Military Families

Tour Pledges $1 Million to "Smart Homes" for Two Wounded Veterans

May 22, 2014, 14:50 ET from Wounded Warriors Family Support

OMAHA, Neb., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wounded Warriors Family Support Mustang is setting out for the open road this summer on a mission to say "thank you" and show appreciation to our country's military families for their sacrifices.

During the High Five Tour 2014, Wounded Warriors Family Support's red, white and blue 2014 Ford Mustang GT500 will travel 27,000 miles to 65 cities in 48 states, making stops at Ford dealerships, community events, veterans' organizations, military bases and race tracks. Americans of all walks of life are invited to show their support for military families by visiting a stop on the tour and signing the car with a message of support to our country's veterans and their families.

The High Five Tour 2014's mission is also to raise funds to build "smart homes" for two deserving wounded warriors and their families. Through the tour, Wounded Warriors Family Support has pledged $1 million to build "smart homes" for Staff Sergeant. Jason Ross, USMC of San Diego, Calif., and Captain Anthony Simone, USAF of Joliet, Ill. Absolutely 100 percent of all funds donated to the High Five Tour will go directly to the construction of the homes. The specially designed homes are custom-built to provide the severely wounded veterans quality of life and independence that otherwise would not be possible.

"The High Five Tour 2014 is about showing our support to military families across the nation," said Colonel John Folsom, USMCR (Ret.), founder and president of Wounded Warriors Family Support. "Our mission is also to positively affect the lives of two wounded veterans — Staff Sergeant Ross and Captain Simone — who have made tremendous sacrifices in the line of duty."

Wounded Warriors Family Support is proud to partner with Marriott International and True North Hotel Group during the High Five Tour 2014.

For more information on the High Five Tour 2014, including the tour's schedule and how to donate, visit www.HighFiveTour.com. Wounded Warriors Family Support will provide timely updates about the tour on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Wounded Warriors Family Support, visit www.wwfs.org.

SOURCE Wounded Warriors Family Support