Florida Georgia Line are putting their concerts to good use this summer by giving out badass all-terrain tracked wheelchairs to a few deserving veterans.
The boys have teamed up with The Independence Fund to hand out the specialized wheelchairs during their 2019 Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour. Army Veteran Greg Dotson, who lost his leg from an IED in Iraq in 2007, was the first veteran to get a vehicle back in June in Dallas, Texas. In total, it’s planned that the band will hand out 12 of the vehicles this summer.
This isn’t the first time the band has worked with the nonprofit organization. They originally joined forces back in 2016 when FGL gave out one of the life-changing devices during a private meet-and-greet.
“The guys (FGL) have a tremendous heart for our nation’s warfighters,” says Sarah Verardo, CEO of The Independence Fund. “It was a special feeling to see the look on Greg’s face when the crowd cheered for him. We are beyond grateful for the support they have shown our organization and more specifically heroes like Greg. It’s a very exciting year for our relationship with FGL, to be able to honor the Veteran by having them join Brian (Kelley) and Tyler (Hubbard) onstage for the presentation really showcases the respect they have for our wounded Veterans, who have sacrificed so much for our country.”
The Independence Fund was founded in 2007 and is “committed to empowering our nation’s catastrophically wounded, injured, or ill Veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. We are dedicated to improving the lives of both our Veterans and their families. Through our Mobility, Caregiver, Adaptive Sports, Advocacy, and Family programs, The Independence Fund strives to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their caregivers.”
If you’d like to donate to the wonderful cause, visit their page at independencefund.org.