Dealership donated $37K towards vehicle donation in partnership with Wounded Warriors Family Support’s “Mobility is Freedom” – the program’s first vehicle donation in Ohio.
On Friday, January 8th, Montrose Ford of Akron presented an Ohio veteran with a brand-new Ford F-150 at no cost to him. The veteran is 28-year-old Ohio Marine Cpl. Joshua Sust who lost his left foot as a result of a combat wound in Afghanistan. The dealership raised $37,000 through fundraisers and customer donations in 2015 and donated the funds to Wounded Warriors Family Support’s “Mobility is Freedom” program, which provides modified Ford vehicles to qualifying combat-wounded veterans and their families.
“We’re proud of your service, your sacrifice, and your dedication to our country, and we salute you today,” said Michael W. Thompson, President and CEO of the Montrose Auto Group. Thompson served in the United States Army during Vietnam and has actively recruited and supported veterans during his 40 years in the automobile industry.
Montrose Ford raised more funds for “Mobility is Freedom” than any other Ford dealership in the country. Due to their efforts, this is the program’s FIRST vehicle donation in Ohio – out of 38 total this year.
In addition to the vehicle presentation, Montrose Ford surprised the veteran with $1,000 cash collected from anonymous customer supporters at the dealership.