For Immediate Release
DALLAS, TX OCT 23 —North Texas Ford Dealers joined forces with Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) to honor three combat wounded veterans who reside in Texas. Retired U.S. Army Sergeant Carlos Colon, Former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Busby, and Retired U.S. Army Specialist Lee Sage were highlighted in an episode of the Texas Tributes series which was released on October 15th. These amazing heroes were given the opportunity to share their stories and talk about the impact that MWSF’s programs have had on their lives.
Purple Heart recipient Retired U.S. Army Sergeant Carlos Colon was awarded a home in 2011 through MWSF’s Homes4WoundedHeroes program which awards mortgage-free homes to combat wounded heroes and Gold Star families. Along with the home, Colon received 3 years of family and financial mentorship to help him pay off debt, learn how to save and prepare him for successful homeownership.
“It changed my way in a really good way. At least having my family in a stable home, my kids have been going to the same school since 2011.” said Sgt. Carlos Colon (Ret). “They’re really happy. They’ve been with the same friends already for seven years.”
Earlier this year, Purple Heart recipient Former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Busby was awarded a Ford F-150 through MWSF’s Transportation4Heroes program, which awards payment-free vehicles to combat wounded heroes and Gold Star families. Along with the vehicle, Busby also received 1 year of family and financial mentorship.
“There’s not a good enough word to describe them.” said Former SSgt. Jeremiah Busby about Military Warriors Support Foundation. “Amazing. Just the overwhelming level of care that they give. . . You can feel the love when you’re in a room with one of them.”
“At Military Warriors Support Foundation we’ve been able to award over 800 homes, nearly 40 cars, countless apartments and then you look at all of the families, heroes and Gold Stars we’ve been able to touch- the numbers are into the thousands.” said Andrea Dellinger, Senior Vice President of Military Warriors Support Foundation. “I always know people are out there looking for ways to give back to our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Stars, and I encourage them go out and find us. Figure out if we’re the organization they want to support, and if so donate. That will help us continue to serve our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Stars.”
Watch the Texas Tributes episode highlighting these heroes and Military Warriors Support Foundation below:
About Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF)
Military Warriors Support Foundation was founded in 2007 by Retired Lieutenant General Leroy Sisco. Our mission is to provide support and programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition for our Nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star families. This is a very fragile time for these heroes, and their families, and it can be difficult for many. Our programs focus on housing and homeownership, employment, as well as recreational activities and transportation assistance. For more information on MWSF and all of their programs, please visit www.MilitaryWarriors.org.
About Texas Tributes
The Ford Texas Tributes series honors those who represent the Best in Texas by making a difference in our community. A person, group or organization can be nominated to be featured as a Ford Texas Tribute. For more information on Texas Tributes please visit https://texasfordcares.com/texas-tributes/.
Direct Media Inquiries To:
Military Warriors Support Foundation
Phone: (817) 320-6624