Lake Lanier Excursion for Military Couples Held

Categories: Press Release



GAINESVILLE, Ga. – (Aug. 15, 2016) Freedom Alliance, an organization that supports our nation’s injured service members, is set to host four combat veterans and their wives on a retreat to northern Georgia’s Lake Lanier Aug 18-21. For the fourth year in a row, the couples will partake in a variety of therapeutic outdoor activities including fishing, boating and jet skiing. The outdoor therapies not only provide the restorative care and rehabilitation needed for service members suffering from injuries including post-traumatic stress and amputations, they also provide an opportunity for couples to re-connect and heal from the wounds of war.


With nearly 700 miles of shoreline at Lake Lanier, the manmade lake provides an ideal playground for the military couples. This all takes place at the home of Freedom Alliance board member Rita Scott and her husband David. In addition, local business Paradise Rental Boats is donating a houseboat. In July, the Scotts also opened their home to several service members for a similar trip. Captains Mike Maddalena and Ken West of Lake Lanier Fishing Charter and Guide Service,’BIG FISH ON’ donated a fishing expedition to the group.


“We are grateful to provide these deserving veterans and their wives with a peaceful time away,” said Mrs. Scott. “It’s our hope they will all leave this therapeutic trip with strengthened and restored relationships.”


Freedom Alliance hosts numerous events across the country each year to support wounded veterans and their families. These trips offer a healing opportunity and a chance to bond with other service members undergoing similar circumstances. The organization, with the help of gracious contributors like the Scott Family, will host numerous additional events this year in appreciation of our country’s injured heroes.


For media inquiries, please contact Althea Paul of Vistra Communications at 813.321.3310 or AltheaP@ConsultVistra.com.

About Freedom Alliance

Freedom Alliance is a charitable organization which provides help and support to wounded troops and military families. Freedom Alliance has awarded more than $10 million in college scholarships to the children of military heroes killed or disabled in military service and spent millions more helping injured veterans and military families with outdoor recreational therapy trips, Heroes Vacations, care packages for deployed troops, mortgage-free homes, all-terrain wheel chairs and much more. You can learn more about Freedom Alliance at www.FreedomAlliance.org.



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