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Review for Freedom Alliance, Dulles, VA, USA

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!

Role:  Client Served

Review for Freedom Alliance, Dulles, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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

Role:  Client Served