Injured Service Members Travel to Lake Lanier for Outdoor Therapy Trip

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. – (June 22, 2015) – For the third year in a row, nonprofit organization Freedom Alliance is hosting a group of injured service members at northern Georgia’s Lake Lanier. From June 25 to 28, attendees will partake in a variety of therapeutic outdoor activities including fishing, boating, jet skiing, tubing and wake boarding.

Outdoor therapies provide the restorative care and rehabilitation needed for men and women returning home with combat-related injuries ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, to amputations and more. Freedom Alliance hosts numerous events across the country each year to support wounded veterans and their families and these trips offer the opportunity to heal while building friendships and bonding with soldiers undergoing similar methods of healing.

Located 45 minutes northeast of Atlanta, Lake Lanier features more than 1,500 scenic acres of pristine lakefront views and 30,000 acres of water for fishing, sailing and watersports. This event takes place at the home of Freedom Alliance board member Rita Scott and her husband David who, in August, will once again open their home to several service members and their spouses for a more intimate couple’s getaway. Captain Ken from Lake Lanier Fishing Charter and Guide Service, ’BIG FISH ON’ is also donating a fishing expedition for the group.

“We are honored to be able to provide vacations to our American heroes over the years,” said Rita. “We are incredibly grateful for their dedication to and sacrifice for our country and we are thankful for the opportunity to give back and to ensure their time here is memorable.”

Freedom Alliance, with the help of gracious contributors like the Scott Family, continue to show appreciation to our country’s wounded veterans by providing programs throughout the year including the Heroes to Homeowners program, presentations of specialized and customized wheelchairs, therapeutic retreats and many other initiatives to show appreciation and gratitude to our veterans.

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



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