Freedom Alliance is truly the best organization I have ever been involved with. There meticulous planning of our horse back ride and deer hunt was flawless. The connections they have within the communities of civilians and veterans alike is second to none. This organization was able to take a group of non affiliated veterans on the hunt of a lifetime.And provide the very best accommodations free of charge. I was the only veteran still on Active Duty and the Bond that was formed with our fellow veterans is something that will last for years to come. I would encourage any veteran or donor to explore what Freedom Alliance has to offer. They understand the importance of taking a small group of veterans to events that will be life changing, and have a lasting effect on veterans. There is a lot more to be said about this great organization, but the important part is the friendships made will last a lifetime.
11 years Active Duty USMC
Veteran of OEF/ OEFP
Hello Iam very greatful for the help I have been given by freedom alliance and our sponsor through our time of need. This program help reduce the amount of stress a family can come under this time of year so again thank you and happy holidays.
I just want to thank you so much for giving my children such a very Merry & Happy Christmas this year. We haven't received the gifts yet but I know it's on it's way and I am so excited to wrap it up for them and watch them open up each gift and see the joy on their faces. You guys are such a blessing! We appreciate you! Sincerely!
As a 16 year combat veteran, recently medically retired for combat related medical problems, I have given so much. I see the world differently than I did before the military. I struggle from time to time as a single mom of 2 young men. I have sacrificed many holidays without my family. My family has sacrificed holidays without me. This non profit orginanization is giving my children and myself something back during this holiday.
We are so incredibly thankful for the Freedom Alliance and the Presents for Patriots program. My husband was injured during his second tour of Iraq, and since then it has been a struggle to provide for our family while fighting for his benefits. Thanks to the Freedom Alliance, we are able to make the holidays a little bit brighter. Thank you will never be enough.
A review from my husband who attended the Rogue River fishing trip this year-
I have never been on any fishing or hunting trips. This trip that you gentlemen set up was perfect. After being told by my doctor I couldn't work for at least until January because of the stress, depression, anxiety and hyper vigilance, I fell into a dark place. A place I have been many many times before. And spent a very long time crawling out of. Thanks to you gentleman this pulled me out quick fast and in a hurry. It is hard to find other warriors that you can get together and really connect with. This was a perfect moment in time for such a thing. I was able to open up and talk freely about things that others just don't understand. It was great to feel the freedom of no worries. I felt like my old self again. The fishing was outrageous. The guides were excellent men. And each place we stayed at along the way was better than the last. Although I will say they were all great places with great hosts. I have never caught so many fish before in my life. Even if they were squaw fish. I told Pepper that when you go on any kind of trip, towards the end you start to want to get back to your bed and your couch and the comforts of your home. But this was not one of those trips. I wanted to continue down the river. No matter where it led.
I can not thank you enough for such a great opportunity. I also can not thank you enough for your great hospitality. I hope we are able to meet again in the future.
I think everything about this organization is wonderful. It's nice to see people helping people. My family is extremely thankful for Freedom Alliance and look forward to them helping others in the future.
Freedom Alliance has been one of our most amazing blessings besides our children. Words cannot begin to express the love and support that our family has been given. We have been beyond blessed to be a present for patriots family...knowing that all of our boys dreams are coming true this Christmas is one of the greatest feelings and we could never give enough thanks to our sponser Carol who has made that wish come true. Also Tina Wholean is unbelievable!!! Our family would not be where we are without you today...spiritually, emotionally or financially!!! Xoxo
Kathryn & Adam Ryder
Freedom Alliance is hands down the greatest organization I have ever had the opportunity to work with. My family and I are so blessed and thankful for everything you have done to help and support us. Outdoor recreational therapy, the staff members,donors and supporters are all caring and loving. I would love to have the opportunity to personally thank each and everyone from Freedom Alliance!!!! You are amazing God Bless.
My husband, Retired SSG Dennis Cline, is a combat wounded amputee, he was injured 10 years ago on September 11, 2006 in Afghanistan where he lost his left hand and forearm among other injuries relating to an RPG blast. We spent a full year at Walter Reed Army Medical Center working on his recovery before he transferred to Fort Carson to regain his active duty status and continued to serve for another 9 years post injury. During his time at Walter Reed we endured many hardships besides those related to his recovery; two of our three children required serious medical intervention. Our youngest was born with a cleft palate and developmental delays relating to Autism so we faced reconstructive surgeries, speech and occupational therapy, and hospitalizations due to other birth defects. Our middle child, was born with a heart defect which also required surgery soon after we arrived at Walter Reed. To say the least, we had our hands full with his treatment and our children’s medical issues during that time. That year at Walter Reed was kind of a blur but you can imagine a broken man whose face was burned, shrapnel damage all over his body, and a missing left hand being wheeled down to the pediatric unit to sit by the bedside of his children as they came out of surgery. But he was determined to regain his strength learn to cope with his new life and limitations. We started hearing about outdoor programs for wounded vets which would give him an opportunity to get outside again, enjoy nature, and briefly forget about the struggles he faced, it was a great motivator!
Before long, we met someone from Freedom Alliance and we immediately we felt like they cared about us, everyone was very understanding and thoughtful making sure our entire family had their needs met during our time with them. The process of recovering from a traumatic war injury is not a straight path; it is a winding and often dark and frustrating route with many setbacks but also many victories. Having the opportunity to leave our problems behind, if only for a weekend is such a psychological boost that it is hard to explain. Knowing that people out there care about his sacrifice and want to do something nice for him is such a humbling experience and we are so grateful for not only the organization but also the people who donate their time and money year after year to help all the men and women who have given so much of themselves to this country. All we can say is thank you, thank you for not forgetting those who came home broken, thank you for honoring those who serve, and thank you for creating an organization to showcase the kindness and generosity of this great country.