Freedom Alliance COVID-19 Response Plan
Supporting Military Heroes During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The COVID-19 virus has infected hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans and claimed the lives of thousands. It has caused state-wide quarantines and historic losses in the financial markets. It has forced schools, businesses, and churches to close. And yet, there is hope.
In the midst of this crisis, the American spirit is strong and we will rise above this unprecedented challenge.
Currently there are 170,000 troops stationed in numerous combat zones including, Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, and Humanitarian and Contingency Operations throughout the world, our military has been called upon to serve in on the front lines in the battle against this invisible enemy including:
- Mobilization of nearly 30,000 members of the National Guard to support State operations
- Activation of the Naval Hospital Ships Comfort and Mercy
- Members of the Air Force are providing essential logistical support to the supply chain and rapid movement of supplies
Additionally, America’s combat wounded veterans, and their families, are particularly susceptible to the negative effects of the “social distancing” policies which have been in effect since mid-March.
Freedom Alliance thanks our troops and their families for stepping up to this challenge. Freedom Alliance is committed to supporting our active duty troops and veterans.
Here is how we are helping:
Preventing Social Isolation
Americans don’t like being stuck in their homes. Those who suffer with Post Traumatic Stress are particularly at risk. Being forced into isolation can lead some into a dark place where they lean on alcohol and drugs to cope with the added stress. Some may even consider self-harm. To combat this, Freedom Alliance immediately activated our “buddy check” project and members of our team have been personally connecting with veterans who are at risk. [Learn More]
Triage Through our National Network
The coronavirus has created many new challenges. Freedom Alliance remains agile and continues to support the brave men and women in uniform and their families as new needs develop. We provides support in a variety of ways and are connected with a nationwide network of nonprofit organizations who can also help. [Learn More]
Supporting the Deployed and National Guard
Active duty and National Guard troops have been utilized to support the domestic response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are treating these stateside missions the same as we would a combat mission overseas and can providing support to units in need. [Learn More]
Freedom Alliance is continuing to support units deployed both internationally and domestically through our Gifts from Home Care Package program – and we’ve even challenged veterans in our network to help. Through this project we’re making sure they know they aren’t forgotten and are provided with important supplies and some comforts of home. [Learn More]
College Scholarships for the Children of the Fallen and Disabled
Since the first days of the pandemic, the Freedom Alliance team has been working closely with the 500 students who are currently receiving a scholarship. We have reached out to them to ensure that they are dealing with the crisis in a healthy manner and providing advice and counsel on how to succeed – including encouraging them to continue working towards their degrees and not to give up. We are also accepting both new and renewal applications for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. [Learn More]
How You can Help
Freedom Alliance relies on the generosity of the American people to carry out our mission.
Thanks to emergency legislation just signed into law by President Trump, any contribution you make to Freedom Alliance today (up to $300) is tax-deductible. That’s true for EVERY American taxpayer – even if you don’t itemize your taxes.
In these emergency times, President Trump wants to make it easier for any American taxpayer to make a charitable contribution to organizations like Freedom Alliance. He believes in the work that is being done by organizations like Freedom Alliance and has ensured that your contribution (up to $300) will be deductible.
For those who itemize their taxes: you can deduct cash contributions to organizations like Freedom Alliance up to 100 percent of your Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Normally, the limitation was 60 percent of AGI, but the CARES Act changes that. Only cash contributions made through December 31, 2020 qualify. Donations to a private foundation or a Donor Advised Fund do not qualify. Contributions in excess of total AGI may be carried forward.
You can support our work by making a donation to support our efforts.