CINCINNATI, Ohio – Nov. 4, 2015 – Freedom Alliance, an organization that supports injured service members, will provide outdoor and hunting equipment to the Hunting for Heroes organization utilizing a $37,000 grant from the Hatton Foundation. The ceremony, which kicks off a multi-day hunting event, takes place on Friday, Nov. 6 at the Labor Local Union AFL-CIO in Lima. This is the first partnership between all the organizations.
Hunting With Heroes is a nonprofit charity organization providing recreational therapy and counseling services to disabled veterans. The organization will receive a brand new camper equipment hauler, along with 24 field and laydown blinds used for hunting. All equipment has been adapted to accommodate those in wheelchairs, including all-terrain off road chairs known as Action TrackChairs. This gear comes just in time for their annual hunting trip, in which approximately 40 injured service members and veterans from Ohio will participate in a weekend hunting trip.
“This camper RV/equipment hauler will significantly reduce hotel costs. In addition, it will allow these deserving heroes to experience camping as part of their overall outdoor excursion,” said Freedom Alliance President Tom Kilgannon. “We are grateful for all service members, for their willingness to serve and for the sacrifices they endured. Freedom Alliance is pleased to present this equipment to deserving veterans to once again enjoy their favorite outdoor activities.”
Kilgannon also expressed his thanks to the tournament organizers and sponsors, “We’re appreciative for the Hatton Foundation, which has stepped up to join us in assisting injured service members who continue to rehabilitate.”
The ceremony will take place:
Friday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m.
Labor Local Union AFL-CIO
4580 S. Dixie Hwy, Lima, Oh
Media interested in covering the presentation should RSVP to Donnie Gallagher of Vistra Communications at 813.321.3314 or [email protected].
About Freedom Alliance
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Freedom Alliance is a charitable organization which provides help and support to wounded troops and military families. Freedom Alliance has awarded more than $9 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.