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ErinScherer

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Review for Freedom Alliance, Dulles, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I did not know what to expect when I first started interning at Freedom Alliance. I had heard of them and knew it was a good organization, but I did not realize how dedicated and passionate the people who work there are. Every day I see how much time and thought is put into every program Freedom Alliance has. There is such a strong emphasis on establishing and maintaining relationships with the people they serve that is unparalleled by other similar organizations. It is inspiring to see how excited the people at Freedom Alliance get when they are able to make a difference in someone's life, and working here has helped me realize that I want to spend my life directly helping improve the lives of others.

The work Freedom Alliance does is so meaningful and the people who carry out the programs really take pride in what they do. When a scholarship recipient comes in to the office to have lunch and meet the staff, the whole office lights up. When a Wounded Warrior mentions that the event Freedom Alliance hosted was the first time in a long time they were able to get out of the hospital and relax, their words are shared with the whole organization.

I am so grateful to have this unbelievable opportunity to work so closely with some of the nicest and most generous people I have known. I have learned so much more than I ever imagined in the mere seven weeks I have been here and continue to learn new things every day.

The service members and family members that Freedom Alliance aims to serve are so selfless and deserving of recognition for their sacrifices. It is amazing to hear their stories every day. And when Freedom Alliance wants to recognize and honor these sacrifices, they do so thoroughly and wholeheartedly.

Freedom Alliance is one of the best organizations in America, and it continues to improve and grow bigger and better every day.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The second week of work at Freedom Alliance, i had the opportunity to see a Support Our Troops event in action. I traveled to Smith Mountain Lake with some of my co-workers and had the chance to meet some Wounded Warriors. The event was one I will never forget. I realized how much preparation and planning goes into an event like that, and it was plain to see how the staff of Freedom Alliance did everything they could to ensure the soldiers and Marines attending had a relaxing and fun time there.

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

The only thing wrong with Freedom Alliance is that every American is not yet aware they exist!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Role:  General Member of the Public & I am an intern at Freedom Alliance for summer 2011.