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Freedom Is Not Free
August 25, 2009

I can tell you that the camp has been over for about 2 weeks and it is still the topic of conversation in my household, my children's peer group and extracurricular events along with discussion with strangers surrounding questions like "what have you girls done this summer." They had an absolute BLAST and meeting other kids that can relate to their loss is undeniably valuable. Jay Kopelman has a huge plate when it comes to seeking and helping families that are suffering with loss, the prospect of loss and the efforts of active duty families but he is up to the challenge. I have full confidence in Freedom Is Not Free and have taken every opportunity to share this event and previous conversations on direction and goals with Jay... I thank you, from the deepest part of my heart, for all of the time and attention you have offered my family. Big THANKS to Surf Diva for the instruction and the Shores Hotel for their participation in helping to sponsor this event.

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

working with Jay Kopelman as a donor and as a proud parent who's children were invited to attend the Little Warrior's Surf Camp.

Ways to make it better...

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

Join the organization as a volunteer.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Honesty and forward goal discussion.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

courteous, respectful and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of families who have given the ultimate sacrifice - provide resources and needs to families who have experienced life changing disabilities or death... while that can never be regained, a smile is often enough for the day.

Ways to make it better...

the girls had MORE days at camp... ha-ha... they could have done this everyday... they really enjoyed the experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

keeping families positive in the midst of tragedy but somehow allowing them to be empowered in using the resources vs. cared for by another. I believe there is a difference.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I sincerely appreciate all of the efforts put forth by Freedom Is Not Free and all its members for without YOU, the active duty - the fallen and those injured in combat... freedom wouldn't have a place in our language. (PS... my husband is active duty)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & My children participated in the Little Warriors Surf Camp, La Jolla.