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Review for Freedom Alliance, Dulles, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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