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Review for New Freedom Farm, Buchanan, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was there from the beginning. I've watched the progress of both the physical plant and the fulfillment of the mission. I've been present when a veteran in crisis strong enough for him to want to take his own life found peace long enough for him to find hope that life could be worth living. I've seen veterans from World War II through current campaigns find solace and camaraderie in each others company. I've seen families come together to share experiences no civilian could understand. What happens at New Freedom Farm is by no means a permanent "cure" for all the ramifications resulting from the devastating effects of our heroes defending our country but it is an oasis. A place of peace and harmony in the chaos of lives - just for a while.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for New Freedom Farm, Buchanan, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am not a veteran. I come to volunteer. The sense of peace I feel when I arrive is magical. the sense of knowing I made a difference when I leave is overwhelming. The space in between is watching what happens when veterans, their families and friends come to this farm and get what they need even if it's just for a little while. The comments are truly heartwarming. Just this morning, after an event, one veteran - who suffers from PTSD - said he was seriously thinking of selling his home and moving closer so he could have daily access to what happens there. Each time I go, I see repeat visitors connecting with one of the horses. Or just sitting around and talking to a fellow vet. Or children of a veteran petting one of the mini horses. Again and again and again. Like I said, it's magical.

Role:  Volunteer