Combat-wounded veteran to receive electric vehicle from Military Warriors Support Foundation & Wells Fargo at Sacramento’s Drive Electric Earth Day event.
Since 2015, Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Transporation4Heroes program has worked with companies across the country to award over 130 payment-free vehicles – 65 of those with Wells Fargo. In addition to providing vehicles, MWSF supports these combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star spouses through family and financial mentorship connected programs. These programs provide crucial transitional support that focus on housing, outdoor recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development. Through this work, they have enabled participants to pay off over $24 million in pre-existing debt.
Shaun Ranney was chosen to receive this life-changing gift after applying to MWSF’s Transporation4Heroes program. The application has a rigorous vetting process to ensure that the veteran chosen to receive a vehicle is the best recipient to participate in the program. MWSF works with the veteran to ensure that the gift of a payment-free vehicle assists them in their successful transition out of the military and into their new civilian life.
Shaun Ranney was born and raised in San Jose, Calif. He joined the U.S. Marines Corps in 2000 because he wanted to serve his country. He was awarded a Combat Action Ribbon for actively participating in ground combat operations while under direct, hostile enemy fire during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. After five years of serving his country, retired U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Shaun Ranney was honorably discharged from the military in March 2005. Shaun lives in the Sacramento area and is currently in college working towards his undergraduate degree in psychology. His goal is to continue his education and receive a graduate degree in counseling so he can help other combat-wounded veterans who suffer from combat trauma.