Freedom alliance is an amazing organization that goes over to help veterans in need. Their Christmas program has helped thousands of veterans. I’m blessed to part of their “family”
I am 100% service connected through the VA and Military, I am an OEF and OIF veteran. I am a single mother of 2 and recently unexpectedly had to gain custody of my sisters children, now i have a total of 7 children . Every day is a struggle mentally, physically just in general. This holiday season was going to be horrible, absolutely nothing to look fwd too at all. I had no clue what to do, not even being able to afford extras like a tree, lights, decorations certainly not presents. This program has taken 300 pounds of weight off my back. The lady Jenna that has contacted me and worked with me through this has been so kind. I am usually a closed in person, but she has made it easy to talk. I was extremely embarrassed too have to reach out for help but with her personality and the way she communicated with me ,I never felt judged or less of a person. I can not thank her, the program or any of the ladies working together too make this possible for families enough. I can't wait to see the kids faces on Christmas morning. This is the first time I haven't felt alone in a very long time. Thank you !!
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!!
After a year of despair the holiday season was looming. My disabled veteran was inpatient at a facility 2.5 hours away fighting the ptsd that almost ended his life. My three very young children looked at the prospect of a holiday together and gifts under the tree. The reality was that hurricane Irma had depleted our savings and the commuting to see Daddy took what else we had. I applied for holiday support through late night tears praying for a call back. Every person I have been in contact with has been incredible. They’re kind and compassionate. Heaven isn’t the only place with Angels. Christmas morning, my girls will wake up to beautifully wrapped packages just for them. The magic remains as each gift is signed from “A Christmas Angel” I can not thank the generous donors for my children’s complete joy. The biggest gift I have is knowing that there’s an amazing organization that supports and helps those who truly need it. Thank you for this incredible gift.
I would just like to share how thankful my family and I are to participate in such a wonderful program. With all the craziness in the world right now, it is nice to take the time to remember there still are caring people out there. Thank you to all of the volunteers out there that are sponsoring not only my family, but others as well. Your deed does not go unseen. I for one, am very appreciative of all of your support. It may seem like just material items, but to some families you have made Christmas happen. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart! Happy holidays to you and thank you for your support to our military members and their families.
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.
this outdoor adventure was the most spectacular and therapeutic i have ever experienced. being in the wilderness with great people, beautiful wild life, and being able to experience all this with my best friend and brother has made it all the better. thank you for this opportunity to experience a adventure of a lifetime and meet more life long friends .
Freedom Alliance invited me to attend a hunting excursion at the Cypress Creek Hunting Lodge in SC. As is often the case with myself since my retirement and my injuries, I find myself missing the closeness and bonds that I had while I served. The shared hardships and common experiences with others often can't be found close by. Freedom Alliance and The Donors did more than arrange a great hunt, they allowed myself and other wounded service members, people with similar experiences and hardships of injury to commune, relax and recharge. It does more for me than people know . My words cannot express enough the gratitude of this experience.
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.
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.
Wow..... from the time of pick up until the time I was dropped off I was made to feel like I was part of the family!! Great hosts and a great organization .... I made friends that will last a lifetime!!
Not sure where to really begin about the service provided by Freedom Alliance. My wife and I spent a weekend alongside several other military couples and cannot be more grateful. We made new friends and discovered the beauty of Lake life. The weekend was a much needed break from our normal busy life and provided the environment for us to reconnect and just relax. Thank you Freedom Alliance for an amazing weekend with my wife and our new found friends.
I had the pleasure to be included on a trip hosted by Freedom Alliance. This was a trip of a lifetime. From beginning to end the entire experience was world class. The Freedom Alliance staff was exceptionally well organized and left no detail unpolished.
The adventure itself was a reunion of sorts. I was severely wounded in Iraq and was reunited with my platoon mates. The time spent with these American Heroes was priceless. These warriors were flown in from all over the U.S. and given the royal treatment. We spent 4 days in the Colorado Rockies fishing and catching up on a decade of lost time.
Freedom Alliance gave me and my comrades the type of therapy that you cannot get from a doctor. I am forever in your debt.
Thanks for everything that you have done and continue to do. America needs more organizations like yours.
I recently attended a trip with Freedom Alliance for disabled veterans. I'm honestly still processing all the ways in which I benefited. I know from personal experience that a lot of disabled veterans just want to survive day to day without too many challenges. Freedom Alliance showed me that there's still a lot of ways to enjoy life other than getting by. They selected a specific group of veterans that they thought would get along and they were right. We had a great time and are already keeping in contact and planning on getting together on our own. The trip was perfectly coordinated and the support from Freedom Alliance and the true patriots that sponsored the trip was amazing. I've dealt with a lot of different organizations over the years but none have come close to making real help so painless and successful. No games, no politics, just a focus on trying to help disabled veterans. With sincere thanks, Kevin Farrell, MCPO (SEAL) USN RET
As a 22+ year active duty Marine that has two Purple Hearts (meaning I deployed often and have had some tough times), I really appreciate Freedom Alliance and their dedicated efforts to the healing of warriors. Their staff goes to great depths to ensure trips are planned; but even more importantly, all of the "little" items to some are handled. Those little teams mean so much to some of us- seat preference on the plane (I'm an aisle guy due to leg injuries), to roommates and the personalities that would mesh, to making sure the Veterans truly don't have to worry about anything while at a venue.
Freedom Alliance is family. They have taken me into their group and have helped me tremendously. It is amazing that they don't only gather a group of warriors but they also take the time to make sure they are matching personalities so when we all link up we get along famously making lifelong friends. Freedom Alliances stance on helping us is pure and driven. Outside elements are controlled and the group is allowed to focus on eachother or the amazing trip we are on. Please take a moment to thank this group because I can't do it enough.
Timothy La Sage
I had the amazing fortune to be included in a Freedom Alliance event that brought together veterans for a deep sea fishing trip as part of the 2017 Grouper Grapple in Florida. I can't even begin to thank the Freedom Alliance, it's amazing donors and those who planned and executed this event. It was an absolutely amazing experience and one I'll never forget. On the outside, this trip was a fishing excursion where combat veterans could actually get together, enjoy each other's company and meet new people while doing something very fun. To me, however, it was much more than that. It was a chance for me, and others, to finally let our "guard" down, to truly relax without worrying about anything for once and truly have fun. Being in the great outdoors is amazing and this was a testament to how something like this has longstanding affects on our combat veterans. I'm not a doctor but I can say that the Freedom Alliance and these types of events have done more for me than years of medicine and doctors appointments ever did. Thank you to the Freedom Alliance, their supporters and everyone involved with this organization. You're doing more for veterans than you'll ever realize and we're all eternally grateful. Continue to do great things! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I truly appreciate everything Freedom Alliance has done for me. As a scholarship recipient, Freedom Alliance has provided me with the financial resources I need to succeed at college. Freedom Alliance has done so much for me. Not only did I receive financial assistance for college, but I was taken on a retreat to Washington D.C. This trip was such an amazing experience. I was able to meet the so many of the incredible people who have made my scholarship possible, as well as explore and learn about D.C. I am so fortunate to be a recipient of such a wonderful schlorship foundation. Everyone affiliated with Freedom Alliance cares immensely about each and every individual benefiting from their assistance. I truly appreciate Freedom Alliance's recognition of my father's service and ultimate sacrifice.
Freedom Alliance, as a whole, is one of the best (if not the best) organizations I have ever been apart of. Every single staff member is doing their job because they want to help service members and children of fallen and disabled service members. They don't care about the monetary benefits, they purely care about the people they are helping. I am a scholarship recipient and I have spent a lot of time with the people involved in this organization and every single moment spent in correlation with Freedom Alliance has been an experience I will cherish, always. They have helped me in ways that no one else could. These people that, at first, had no idea who I was have ended up being a vital part of my life. I love this organization, I really do. Thank you Freedom Alliance!
The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund provided a wonderful weekend to myself and other students who lost a parent in combat. I would just like to thank them for everything that they do and for giving myself the opportunity to me others who were touched by the same loss I was touched with years ago. Every single one of the students, donors, and employees I met that weekend brightened up my life and left a mark that I will cherish forever. I think what they have done for all of us students is amazing and I am eternally grateful!
Meeting new friends and families that are at different stages of their recovery process during a vacation at Drowsy Water Ranch in Colorado, gave us a sense of belonging again. At a time when loneliness is part of our daily life, it is great to share laughter and experiences while being surrounded by new friends who have had similar experiences. Therapeutic and invigorating!! Thank you for making this much needed vacation a reality!!
We had an amazing experience with Freedom Alliance. The trip we were blessed with was one we will never forget and we will talk about for a very long time! Being a family with 3 small children, we were a bit stressed taking them on a trip like this one but everyone has been amazing and went above and beyond to make sure everyone was able to relax and have a great time. We made wonderful memories and wonderful new friends! Thank you so much for everything!