A few days ago, we told you that General Motors’ GMC brand will contribute up to $2 million by the end of 2016 to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which raises funds to build custom-designed, specially-adapted homes called Smart Homes for the most catastrophically-injured American service members. The donation is in honor of Military Appreciation Month as well as a part of the ongoing relationship between GMC and the veteran support program known as Building for America’s Bravest. GMC also made a video to bring attention to the inititaive.
Hosted by actor campaign ambassador Josh Duhamel, the short film — called #enlistme 360 — shows two severely-injured veterans, Marine Cpl. Todd Love and Army Staff Sgt. Stephen Valyou, completing a skydive to celebrate the feeling of independence that Smart Homes provide veterans as well as to support fellow servicemen who are still awaiting their Smart Homes.
“When I’m in the sky flying with my friends we’re all equals. Gravity treats us all the same,” said Love. He is able to participate and satisfy his strong passion for skydiving, despite being a triple amputee.
And, of course, the crew arrives to the skydiving plane in style in a brand new GMC Sierra pickup truck.
To learn more about Building for America’s Bravest or to make a donation, visit OurBravest.org.