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Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

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 OUR PROGRAMS-PUBLIC POLICY, SUPPORT OUR TROOPS, and SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

Community Stories

267 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Shayna D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

the Love that freedom alliance has for so many veteran families to make our dreams come true... this is the first organization that there are "no strings attached" just that angels want to make our lives more joyful, hopeful, and strengthen... the appreciation in my heart is overwhelming.. we have gone through so much.. my husband is a 100% disabled combat vet and we have been transitioning through some of the roughest moments in life.. Freedom gave a piece of mind to know our little ones and even our veterans aren't forgotten and lost in all the pain that can be endured going through so much.. I cant think the sponsors enough and the organization for loving our veterans so completely and without expectations... Thank you everyday and always

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When you think of a nonprofit organization; the first thing that comes to mind is kindness!! Thats how I can describe Freedome Alliance.. So, I would like to share a snippet of the life our family lives currently. My husband lives with chronic nerve damage, combat ptsd, and debilitating pain.. We were given an application to Freedom Alliance with no preconceived ideas of what this amazing nonprofit organization did. So we filled it out and later found out that we were accepted in the program where donors provide families a christmas to take the financial burden and pressure off of the parents to give our children some joy, when with all due respect feel the same pain as both my husband and I feel each day. This organization has been nothing but laughing, kindness, joy, fun, new relationships, and just pure happiness knowing that we are now apart of a community of families and DONORS that just want to give pure joy to one another!! I can not even explain what it has been like during this short time to get to know the admins and families and to feel like we have know each other for so long,,, but when dealing with so much pain and hurt you realize that knowing that others know what you are going through just helps make transitioning from military life to civilian life a littler easier, and knowing there is support is so amazing.. Freedom Alliance has been incredible.. Kindness is the word i use when i describe the feeling associated with this nonprofit organization!! I can not thank all those behind the scenes that do this in silence to know how incredible you individuals are and the heart you have to help all of us.. it never goes unnoticed and the amount of gratitude i have is beyond words.. So THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! We are so lucky to Alicia in our life and Freedom Alliance, and ALL YOU WONDERFUL SILENT ANGELS!! YOU ARE PEACE IN OUR HEART WE DO NOT FEEL OFTEN!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are no words to describe how thankful we are for Presents for Patriots. Between the battles of having a wounded warrior spouse and the normal stressors of life things can be pretty rough for Veterans and their families. This year we thought we had this all under control and as usual life takes its own course - between medical bills and illness scares we went through alot this year. Presents for Patriots from Freedom Alliance was there to save our day. We were paired with an amazing sponsors whose heart was so huge to take care of us the way she did. We are forever in your debt Freedom Alliance. We love you and our sponsor so very much!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Freedom Alliance was the most professional, memorable, and downright outstanding organization I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. From the communication and coordination, to their genuine kindness and positivity, this Non-Profit far exceeded my expectations regarding a Veteran Retreat. I was chosen to attend the Freedom Alliance "Offshore Experience" fishing retreat in Los Suenos, Costa Rica in December of 2018, and from start to finish, was completely blown away. The outstanding coordinators, such as Pepper Ailor, all the donors, and everyone associated with Freedom Alliance were very involved with ensuring every detail of the trip was taken care of. Getting to meet the donors and contributors on this trip was extremely valuable. For a Veteran like me, who finds himself in a dark place on most days, this trip allowed me to leave all the stress of work and home life behind for a few days, and just focus on enjoying myself, meeting some new friends, and sharing one really amazing experience with some fellow Vets, and several very generous, patriotic Americans. On day one, we were greeted by a wonderful, incredibly generous, and kind donor named Virginia Lindholm. Virginia and her husband Gerald donated the use of their condominium at Los Suenos Resort for the entirety of our stay. We immediately felt welcome and relaxed as she literally lended us her home for the week. Throughout the trip, she was there to ensure that our stay was comfortable and make certain that we were cared for. Other donors we met, such as Bob Schwegler, Captain Dave Harris, Captain John LaGrone, and Carol and Jay Angus were so giving with their time, homes, meals, fishing expertise, and other tremendous efforts to make this trip as memorable as it was. We fished on a beautiful trophy fishing yacht donated by Mr. Jim Smith, and because of his vessel, and the professionalism and skill of the Captains, crew and staff, we had a perfect, incredibly successful couple of fishing days. I felt as though our visit really meant something to them, and I can see why a potential donor would want to be involved with this organization. Freedom Alliance offers donors the chance to meet with, and be physically present for the Veterans that they are helping out. I cannot recommend this charity enough, and very much look forward to being a part of anything and everything Freedom Alliance has to offer in the future.

1 Hannah B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Freedom Alliance turned our family’s Christmas into something we were stressed and worried about to a beautiful, happy event! Our family has had a rough time lately, but they made our Christmas one less thing on our plate so we could focus on taking care of our situation. I can’t stress enough how thankful we are for what they did for us!

1 Kevin T.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I retired from the Marines in Aug 2017 and I have had a hard time with the transition. 2018 was Avery hard year as I lost two jobs and was challenged by my PTSD and other issues. I was worried how I was going to provide a Christmas for my 4 children. Freedom Alliance helped me in so many ways. They made it so my kids had a Christmas and it took away the anxiety I had been having leading up to the holidays. I can’t say enough about how great Freedom Alliance is. I’m truly grateful for this great organization!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing non profit they helped bless my family during a rough holiday season. They were there to talk and listen, there was no judgement passed on our situation.

1 Scott.W

Client Served

Rating: 5

Freedom Alliance is an extraordinary organization, providing life-altering excursions for combat veterans. This trip to Costa Rica was the inaugural “Offshore Experience” connecting veterans and donors on a more personal level. Their generosity is overwhelming, as they opened their homes to people they have never met, bringing friends and family into our lives with genuine care and concern about our well-being. Pepper Ailor has started guided group talks with tons of information for self-improvement that translates into a better life for family, friends, and colleagues. Freedom Alliance is helping veterans learn to live and thrive again. This trip was absolutely amazing from start to finish.  I can't say thank you enough for everything you provided for us. I'm sure my family agrees. They love to see me happy and rejuvenated. God bless you all.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing experience. The hunt was great, but the camaraderie and laughter among new friends Isthe best therapy I’ve ever had. Pepper you run a first class operation.
Thanks Scott

2 Robert B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Freedom Alliance creates experiences for Soldiers that are struggling with the transition back into the civilian population. Or the battles they're still fighting inside. This Nonprofit throws in legitimate ways to help each other. I am very withdrawn and very suspicious of outsiders. Pepper Ailor understands this and doesn't push but guides us to feel more at ease. We have a chance to talk about self help books ones that work. Rules for a Knight is written by Ethan Hawke, and talks about the code that warriors live by. The trips are all first class, the places we go are amazing. Resulting in more smiles than i have in 3 years.
These trips are not about vices, and trouble makers are never invited back. So we end up with people that want to have these experiences. We receive letters hand written for us on this last trip. It shows us who feel forgotten that are sacrifices are appreciated and people really care about us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It was fantastic to meet other Vets going through same stuff as me, Pepper made sure it was an awesome experience for everyone. It was a well organized hunting trip. They made sure that we knew that people cared. It was like I was back with my guys.

1 Heather N' Corey L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are always on the fence about asking for help. We know there are people out there who will always need it more. This year we needed help. A good friend put me in touch with the amazing people at Freedom Alliance and a giant sigh of relief when finding out we were accepted into their program. Now knowing how you are going to get through the holidays without tears from your children is a burden nobody should face. But, the people at Freedom Alliance have removed that burden from us this year and we know things are going to be alright. Thank you

bishigs

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great organization! They have helped our entire family. Such loving, caring individuals that are so giving and thoughtful.

Nicky S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

People always says good things come to the people when they wait. When my family struggles daily with one income at the time and couldn't afford the holidays for my family it broke my heart. My kids r my world and I want the best for my kids. Yes it's not about gifts but it's about family. I will be doing sponsoring possible next year because as things are looking up for my family there is always someone else in the need. I am thank ful I got told about this group or my kids wouldn't have a Christmas.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an amazing, selfless organization. I couldn’t have imagined getting through this holiday season without them. My family and I are forever grateful for their tireless efforts for all that they do to honor military members and their families.

Amber M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful organization that has helped so many veterans and their families

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was invited to go hunting on the Campbell Ranch with Freedom Alliance. When I first heard it was a Veteran appreciation hunt, I immediately thought "Not another psychiatrist retreat". This trip was about challenging yourself. I was surrounded by strangers and war has made me a loaner. Sometimes I feel like I dont fit in. Freedom Alliance sent the nicest people to welcome me. Gerald, Virginia and Pepper from Freedom Alliance are genuinely just good people. And I enjoyed every minute of this trip.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

What an outstanding organization. I am being medically retired from the military after 20 years of service. The unknown has been a bit unsettling. Thankfully Freedom Alliance with the help of their outstanding supporters stepped forward to assist my wife and I with our transition. I can’t put into words how much their support has helped my family.

Thank you Freedom Alliance,
John Arroyo

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is matt and i am a disabled army veteran and i would like to thank freedom alliance for the great time bow fishing. Never bow fished and all the people involved made the trip and learning fun. Everyone involved made the experience one to remember,i do not go on many trips but this is definetely one i would try again. Thank you again to freedom alliance for the great experience.

Chad D.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have done 2 or 3 events now with Freedom Alliance and with Pepper. Everyone I have met and hung out with have been some of the nicest and amazing most sincerely selfless people there are. They give of their time and resources to help me and my brothers have a brief moment away from our lives. They ask nothing in return there then we come enjoy some time away and have a few laughs and a few smiles as we enjoy the events. I can personally tell you Ive watched my best friend be MISERABLE for weeks, and after this last trip and being down on the water for an hour I saw him smile and relax and enjoy a few of life moments again. There is no substitute from making a person remember why we keep fighting and moving forward with life. Thats what Freedom Alliance does and there is no way to say thank you enough.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Went to Costa Rica with Freedome Alliance on a veteran retreat with 17 other veterans was and amazing experience and was treated like family... The busy schedule they had for us like fishing and ziplining help keep our minds off of our injuries and disabilities... This trip was an amazing healing experience for me and the other veterans... Thank you Freedom Alliance for everything you do for our veterans and Active duty men and women....

3 Todd A J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Freedom Alliance has a heart of gold for veterans! I was invited to Los Suenos Costa Rica and it was a trip of a lifetime filled with new experiences with fellow service members and overly appreciative civilian supporters. The staff of Freedom Alliance goes overboard to communicate, coordinate, and and execute a first class event. As a combat wounded vet, I was made to feel 'safe' and relaxed for a short period of time which helps my healing and extends to my family. They get a more peaceful dad and husband back in the house. I look forward to many more veterans getting the opportunity to experience the same feelings I felt on this adventure.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I just completed an amazing experience hunting in South Carolina with 7 other vets. Pepper's communication and helpfulness made the difference. Cypress Creek Hunting Lodge were our hosts and treated us all like family.
Thank you Freedom Alliance for the opportunity to rest my brain, relax with my brothers, and enjoy camaraderie. I would be proud to go on another adventure and also tell others about this experience.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our first real interaction with Freedom Alliance was a phone call from a lovely woman congratulating us for being chosen for the Presents for Patriots program. She told me how cute our children were and we chatted for a bit--I was connecting with a real human who had an interest in our lives and needs! Then we were able to choose specific Christmas gifts for our kids (even more than we ever expected!). We were also added to a Facebook group where we were able to connect with other wounded veteran families (which is SO important and beneficial), played fun games leading up to Christmas, and had the opportunity to win prizes. Freedom Alliance sent us a Christmas ornament and handwritten cards from grateful citizens all across our nation. The notes is the cards were absolutely touching. After Christmas, we submitted photos for a contest with AMAZING prizes. Providing gifts for families in need at Christmastime is enough of a gift...but to continue to give tangible gifts leading up to and after Christmas was even more exciting...and just as precious is the gift of recognition and appreciation. Plus, we are now connected with a whole group of people who know exactly where we've been and what we deal with and that will truly be the gift that keeps on giving. I've never heard of Freedom Alliance before, but I will be sure to share about them with others now!