ELLENSBURG, WA - A road trip across America that supports veterans made its way through Ellensburg.

"Wounded Warriors Family Support (WWFS) is an organization that learned a long time ago that the families were not getting the support that they needed," said Dan McCabe, volunteer driver, High Five Tour.

In 2010 WWFS started the High Five Tour.

"Colonel John Folsom decided to hit the road and put this message out to America by driving a Shelby GT 500," said McCabe.

McCabe says over 100 vehicles similar to the Ford Raptor he drove to Ellensburg have been given to disabled veterans.

Jack Gill, a Vietnam veteran will be receiving the truck, which comes fully equipped to help him get around.

"Jack Gill is wheelchair bound, and he will be able to receive this truck, he will be able to drive away, without any assistance whatsoever," said McCabe as he continues to show the truck.

McCabe continues by saying, "He'll come out here. he'll open up the door....This will give Jack and the other veterans the freedom to go wherever they need to go without any assistance."

Even though the truck is the gift it's also about the meaning behind it says veteran Rich Henning.

"It's easy to sort of isolate yourself, and so when you see events like this it just reminds you that it was all sort of worth it," said Henning.

Jack Gill will receive the truck on Veterans Day in New York City.

If you would like to learn and donate to the WWFS organization and the High Five Tour you can visit the link below.


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