The country duo Florida Georgia Line are quickly becoming some of the biggest stars in music. Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard released their third album last year, and have been touring all over North America in 2017. As a part of their “Dig your Roots” tour the group decided they wanted to do something special. Earlier this month they donated an all-terrain wheelchair to retired Army Staff Sergeant Shane Savage. Shane and his family also received free tickets to the show — and just days prior were told the exciting news that they would get to meet the band and be part of a special presentation.
To make this all possible, the band partnered with The Independence Fund, a non-profit organization based out of Charlotte, NC that was founded in 2007. Over the past 10 years, they have donated 1,750 off-road power chairs to America’s heroes. The organization has also received national media attention with the support of Fox News.
For the second time during our tour we were able to partner with @theindependencefundinc to provide an all-terrain wheelchair to a #woundedveteran. Truly blessed to be able to present a chair to retired Army Staff Sergeant Shane Savage. The Independence Fund is doing great work y’all. Check ‘em out at www.independencefund.org #digyourroots
The wheelchair that was donated is an Action Trackchair, which instead of wheels, has a durable rubber track similar to that of a military vehicle. This allows the user to travel across practically any terrain including water, mud or snow. It comes complete with an easy to maneuver joystick control and can be tilted 20 degrees in any direction.
Florida Georgia Line will be donating several more wheelchairs as they continue their tour this summer. Congratulations to Shane and we thank you for your service to our country!
Click here for more information on The Independence Fund and to find out how you can get involved.