Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Senior Airman Aubrey Hand awarded with a payment-free vehicle at local dealership
As part of the ongoing commitment to support the Wells Fargo Championship Military Reception, Wells Fargo collaborated with Felix Sabates Lincoln and Military Warriors Support Foundation to sponsor the donation of a payment-free vehicle to retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Senior Airman Aubrey Hand on Tuesday, April 28, at the Felix Sabates Lincoln dealership.
Wells Fargo and Felix Sabates Lincoln sponsored the donation of a new 2020 Ford Edge for Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Transportation4Heroes program, which awards payment-free vehicles and provides one-year of family and financial mentorship to combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star families to help smooth the transition from the military to civilian life.
“We are so excited that, despite COVID-19, we continue to find ways to come together and award one of our nation’s heroes, who selflessly served to protect our freedom, with a new payment-free vehicle. Thanks to the amazing collaboration with Wells Fargo and Felix Sabates Lincoln, we are able to honor and serve heroes, like retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Senior Airman Aubrey Hand, and continue to grow and expand our Transportation4Heroes program,” shared Ken Eakes, Executive Director, Military Warriors Support Foundation. “We are extremely grateful that our work together continues to help more of our nation’s combat-wounded heroes and Gold Star families and make a difference for generations to come.”
Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Senior Airman Aubrey Hand joined the military in 2010 with hopes of making a greater impact in the world. He was assigned to the 440 Security Force Squadron at Pope Army Airfield, and soon after volunteered for a combat deployment to Afghanistan. While stationed at Bagram Airfield he received the Purple Heart for being wounded while supporting combat operations. Sr. Airman Hand was awarded the Air Force Combat Action Medal for his bravery and sacrifice under fire and many awards and commendations during his military career. Today, he lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina with his family and retired military service dog, and he is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree.
Since 2012, Wells Fargo has donated more than 400 homes, valued at over $60 million, to support veterans in all 50 states, and provided more than 30 vehicles and financial mentoring, valued at over $1 million for combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star families in collaboration with local dealerships.
About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.98 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,400 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 31 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 263,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 29 on Fortune’s 2019 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.
About Military Warriors Support Foundation
Military Warriors Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded by LTG Leroy Sisco (Ret), in 2007. Their 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. Their programs focus on housing and homeownership, recreational activities, transportation assistance and leadership development. Through their programs, they have awarded nearly 1,000 mortgage-free homes and payment-free vehicles to combat-wounded heroes, Gold Star spouses and their families in all 50 states. In addition to the home or vehicle, the families receive family and financial mentoring. For more information, visit MilitaryWarriors.org.
About Felix Sabates Lincoln
Founded in 2015, Felix Sabates Lincoln is Charlotte, North Carolina’s premier Lincoln Dealership. Recently Awarded Dealer of the Year by DealerRater, the organization has excelled in customer satisfaction. Not unlike their namesake, Felix Sabates Lincoln has achieved financial success while still making great strides philanthropically. Boasting a newly remodeled showroom and over 17 acres of inventory, Felix Sabates Lincoln is the source for all your parts, service, new car sales and used car sales needs. To learn more or view our currently inventory visit: www.FelixSabatesLincoln.net/.