FREEDOM ALLIANCE

Rating: 4.94 stars   130 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: 22570 Markey Ct Ste 240 Dulles VA 20166 USA

Mission: Freedom Alliance is an educational and charitable organization whose mission is to advance the American Heritage of freedom by honoring and encouranging military service, defending the sovereignty of the United States, and promoting a strong national defense. We carry out our mission THROUGH FOUR PROGRAMS-PUBLIC POLICY, SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, SCHOLARSHIP FUND, AND MILITARY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Sean Simmonds I have a few opportunities to participate in a few events with freedom alliance. Most recently down with Cypress Creek hunting lodge in SC. I cannot express my gratitude to both organizations on such a blessed weekend. I got to meet some amazing people and get some much needed therapy meeting follow wounded warriors. Everyone was amazing and I will cherish those memories for a life time. My family and my lakes thanks everyone involved for making dreams come true for our troops. God bless and Semper Fi. Sgt Sean Simmonds RET

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the chance to be invited to the grouper grapple down in Fort Myers Fl this past weekend. It was an amazing time and cannot say thank you enough for the opportunity to join so a fine event full of patriotic people. The way we we're treated was amazing to say the least. The people and hospitality was every where and was offered by everyone especially my good friend Pepper Ailor and Brian Peachey. With those two men logistically putting together the best weekend I have had in a long time. It really lifted my spirits and brought all of us wounded warriors close together. Thank you so much from myself and my family. Respectfully Sgt Sean Simmonds

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do nothing they are making a huge difference in the lives of hundreds if not more wounded warriors from all branches. They are helping them transition and get back to doing things they love and that is a very important thing in there lives.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I went out to smith mountain lake with the smith mountain lake striper club and pepper with freedom alliance and it was one of the best fishing experiences of my life. I am so happy and greatful for the chance to come out to this event. The weekend was so peaceful and was amazing to get out on the water with some fellow veterans and active duty marines and sailors to share stories and get that "therapy" doctors and base sorts and cannot give you. The house was amazing and pepper took awesome care of us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the chance of a life time to get out and meet some great heart felt people who just want to give back and get to know us. It was something I will never for forget. Semper FI Sgt Sean Simmonds

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Rating: 5 stars  

Freedom Alliance is awesome!!! I just got back from a 3 day fishing trip up to Smith Mtn lake, VA. I really needed it and it helped me greatly. I am a 20 year Marine almost ready to retire from WWBn East. Looking forward to doing more events with them and get out of my house. I never go out and don't have friends but when i get together with other vets though Freedom Alliance I can feel they are my family. Respectfully GySgt Lentz, Charles.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Just completed my 2nd trip with Freedom Alliance and I've got nothing but smiles on my face. This trip is like hitting a reset button on my life, allows me to clear out the past and have a fresh start at a new day. At the begening of the trip, you don't know anyone, but minutes into it you meet everyone and by the end of the trip you are hugging each other like you've known them your entire life. Thank you Freedom Alliance for that fresh start. Semper Fi!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Once again freedom alliance and those of smith mt lake Striper club have outdone themselves!
I am so appreciative of the opportunity to be a part of such a great organization. I had a great time just enjoying the outdoors, being on the water, catching great fish and bonding with all the guys!
Thanks again from the bottom of my heart
D.H From NC

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Freedom alliance has helped my husband open up about so many things he had just shut down about. They recently invited him on an awesome hunting trip at Cypress Creek Lodge in SC. (This was his first ever hunting trip) He came home in such a good mood, was so incredibly happy and kept talking about how much fun he had! (Got his first deer!) Think he found a new hobby that makes him happy other than just fishing! We are so thankful not only for this but for everything freedom alliance, and everyone involved, does for the veterans. Good to know there are still good people out there who appreciate what all the veterans went though to protect our country.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Donovan & Ashley Hancock

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I was invited to participate in the Smith mt lake fishing trip this year & just want to say that I had a great time and am so thankful for the opportunity.
As my wife says all the time, fishing is oe of the only things that make me genuinely happy anymore. I feel like when I've got my line out, and I'm just waiting for a fish to snag my line that I can relax and be at peace, even if briefly. I suffer from severe ptsd & tbi and through the past year, it has really become even more of a struggle. Fishing helps so much, so again thank you to all who helped with this trip, it was awesome. Pepper treated us all great- hes very passionate about what he does. all the people who I met there were as well. Great trip, great commroderie, thanks again.
Semper Fi,
Cpl. Donovan Hancock

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hey everyone. I just wanted to take a minute and share my personal experience with Freedom Alliance last month, April 2015.

I was a "short-notice" add on to the trip to Costa Rica. And by short notice...I had about a 1 week notice. Not a big deal. Pepper was so...on the ball with everything, that all I saw were smoothe waters. If he jumped through hoops, and I know he did, I had no clue. He was amazing.

Then we all get to Costa Rica and I'm just mind blown. The resort, Los Sueños, was gorgeous. Our rooms were amazing!! The food...5 stars! Every commodity was top notch.

Now came the people behind the scenes, whether it was the donors, coordinators, boat Captains and crews...or the people that kept Los Sueños beautiful...everyone was kind. It was as if we'd known each other and been friends for years.

We were taken on crocodile and canopy tours. Were thrown pool parties. There were golf clinics put on, just for us, by a golf pro. And then there was the fishing. AWESOME!! The boats, the captains, the crews, and the fishing itself...just priceless. I was fortunate to be on the Rebel!! Big shout out to them and their crew!!

I wish the best for all involved with Freedom Alliance and Los Sueños Resort. You guys are doing wonderful things for a wonderful group of men and women. Thank you for all you've done and continue to do!

Semper Fi,


Sonny

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been fortunate enough to know the Freedom Alliance team for several years since first being injured in Afghanistan and being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. They have been the most involved veterans group I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. They have taken me places I never thought I would go, introduced me to people I never thought I would meet, and helped me experience things I would of never done on my own. And they not only care about wounded warriors, but also the children of service men and women that never came home. They team up with other smaller nonprofits to help causes they support. They are the gold standard that all nonprofits should hope to attain. The FA team is great and know each of their recipients by name and know each of them personally, what they struggle with, what their injuries are, and how they are coping. They also provide the opportunity to meet some of the awesome donors that support their cause. I have yet to be at a FA event that every single person did not enjoy, where everyone involved did not feel like they were a part of something great. In my opinion, five stars is not a nearly high enough rating, but it’s the highest I can put, and words cannot express just how great the Freedom Alliance team has been to me and my family. If you are looking for an amazing way to support this cause, there simply isn’t a better option than Freedom Alliance.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is one of the Best organization. For me they have been always in the look out to help me and my family. They have been so supportive and with the best personel that know where and how to help , you can tell that they are very good people in this Organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a 100% combat disabled US Marine Corps veteran. A number of years ago, when my daughter was preparing for college, she happened upon Freedom Alliance. At the time I knew nothing about this organization. She informed me that Freedom Alliance was a nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to children of both deceased and permanently disabled vets. She wrote a brief essay telling about herself, my military background and the challenges we both faced as a result. A few days later she received a phone call informing her that she got the scholarship! We were blown away...
The story doesn't end here, it's actually just the preface. Freedom Alliance welcomed my entire family into their fold. We have been invited to outings and family vacations. It has been wonderful for all of us, but for me it has been a life changer! I was in a very bad place when Freedom Alliance took us in. I was suffering from severe PTSD- I was depressed and isolated from my friends and family. I was hell bent on a path of self destruction. Freedom Alliance not only took me in, they treated me with dignity and respect. I was invited to attend several outings with veterans who were in the same boat that I was in. During these outings we had a very rare chance to bond and discuss our common experiences. For many of us it was the first time we spoke about it since we left the combat zone. At the end the outing, we all took with us new friendships and the knowledge that we are not alone.
Fast forward a couple chapters.... today I have two daughters that are Doctors and a son who is still in school working on his degree. I have turned my life around and have become what I hope is now an asset to my community. My role with Freedom Alliance has evolved to the point where I can now help mentor younger veterans. I am currently trying to "pay forward" some of the generosity that was extended to me in my time of need. Dramatic as it sounds, this organization saved my life.
Aside from being VERY good at what they do, the entire staff of Freedom Alliance truly cares deeply for the veterans they serve.
Thank you to all of generous supporters and donors who make this possible!

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I am a 100% disabled US Marine. Not a title that I'm proud of- it's something no one ever aspires to be. As a result of my service, I've had many physical and emotional road blocks. Freedom Alliance has helped my family and I work through these issues. The financial assistance was wonderful, but what really stood out was the emotional warmth, caring, and support they have given us. I can't say enough about the staff of Freedom Alliance- Ive never met a group of more genuine individuals. I've laughed and cried with this group who I now think of as family. Thank you Freedom Alliance!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Freedom Alliance is family. They have taken me into their group and have helped me tremendously. It is amazing that they don't only gather a group of warriors but they also take the time to make sure they are matching personalities so when we all link up we get along famously making lifelong friends. Freedom Alliances stance on helping us is pure and driven. Outside elements are controlled and the group is allowed to focus on eachother or the amazing trip we are on. Please take a moment to thank this group because I can't do it enough.
Timothy La Sage

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Freedom Alliance has managed to take us to a structured event but allow us the leeway to not feel overwhelmed and rushed. The trip to Florida to fish a spectacular tournament was amazing in itself but the time allowed to get some good conversations going amongst my fellow wounded vets was highly beneficial. Pepper, from Freedom Alliance, was genuinely a great guy that truly cared about the cause. His obvious desire to paint a stress free environment was felt. The Freedom Alliance trip was one of those life memories and can't be forgotten.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

That is truly a difficult question as I cannot come up with anything that needs to be addressed.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Freedom Alliance recently took 15+ Veterans on an all paid trip to Costa Rica. We stayed in incredible Condos, were waited on hand and foot and were overwhelmed (In a good way) by the outpouring of support from the Local residents. Went Sailfishing, Ziplining through the jungle and enough food to make you gain 10 pounds. We were taken care of from before we left for the trip until after. I cannot say enough great things about Freedom Alliance. They are the real deal my friends!

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