April 25, 2023
Wounded Warriors Family Support awarded Army Sgt. Jason Smith of Red Bank, Tennessee with a $30,000 vehicle grant to assist him with the purchase of a 2023 Toyota Tundra Truck.
Army Sgt Jason Smith joined the Army in March of 2009, following in the footsteps of both of his parents. He deployed to southern Afghanistan on March 25, 2012.
Just four months into his deployment, on July 25, 2012, he stepped on an improvised explosive device and lost both of his legs and severely damaging his arms and hands.
Following the injury, Smith spent nearly two months in the hospital and nearly five months in rehab. The injury did not rob Sgt Smith of his love of fitness, and he is currently working as a personal trainer for the nonprofit Catch a Lift, an organization designed for post 9/11 wounded veterans to help them regain their physical and mental health through fitness.
Smith also coaches for the Miracle League, which gives disabled children the opportunity to play baseball. Smith said, “I can’t thank you all enough for the amazing opportunity to purchase a new vehicle. With my trade in and your grant I have a lower payment now with an amazing truck, thank you again for everything you did for me and my family.”
Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured, or killed during combat operations. This organization is run by combat veterans for combat veterans. Rated a four-star nonprofit by Charity Navigator, Wounded Warriors Family Support aids veterans and their families in healing the wounds that medicine cannot.