Press Releases

A Holiday Gathering for Survivors hosted by Malik Jackson and HHFF
Posted December 14, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - What an incredible time in Jacksonville hosting a Holiday Party with Malik Jackson and over 100 military children and families in attendance. The holiday season is often tough on military families so Helping Hands for Freedom, Survivor Outreach Services, and Malik’s Gifts partnered together to provide gifts, food and smiles for everyone. Malik was able to take pictures and sign autographs for all the kids and the parents, but the really cool part was the love and respect in the room.

Posted December 5, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark

By ROSS FLINT - rflint@shelbynews.com I Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 am
The third annual Military Appreciation Night at Morristown High School is aiming at its continued goal of making a House of Healing possible in Shelby County.

Posted November 28, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark

An autograph for a cause! HHFF was blessed to have the support of Century Chevrolet and Derek Wolfe of the Denver Broncos on Black Friday. Hundreds of fans came out to get an autograph from Derek and support our mission of serving military children and families. Since the NFL season started, Century Chevrolet is donating money to HHFF for every car sold, and for every tackle and sack made by Derek Wolfe during the season.

Posted November 4, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark
By John Shaughnessy

The mothers and the wives of the soldiers who died would grab David Roth’s face and look into his eyes, crying as they begged him to keep going on his journey to honor their loved ones.

And the military veterans kept stopping Roth in his 3,100-mile walk across the United States, lowering their heads as they solemnly shared the stories of friends who had been killed during wars—“brothers” who had died too young, too soon.

Posted November 4, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark

Did you know that what we call Veterans Day was not always called that? In fact, it wasn’t always even commemorated on November 11th.

The history of Veterans Day began with America’s involvement in the “War to End all Wars.” The conflict that came to be known as the First World War engulfed Europe—and the globe—from 1914 to 1918. Nearly 40 million soldiers and civilians were casualties of the conflict, as were the German and Russian Empires.

Posted October 5, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark

GREENFIELD, IN -- Thanks to the efforts of an Indiana business, Helping Hands For Freedom was able to get a lift during its 3,091 mile walk across America.

Dellen Automotive, of Greenfield, provided the charity that aids families of the fallen, wounded and deployed with a donated car for Route For The Brave.

Route For The Brave’s purpose is to raise funds to construct a house of healing and PTSD center for military families and Gold Star families.

Staff Sergeant Patrick Shannon, co-founder, Helping Hands for Freedom
Posted August 31, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark

Helping Hands for Freedom would like to recognize and thank the San Francisco 49ers organization for all the support they demonstrated for the Route for the Brave and for allowing our organization to present the game ball before the playing of the National Anthem.  This night was a celebration of the culmination of a 3,100 mile walk across America to bring awareness to the families of the fallen and their sacrifice.  Unfortunately, this joyous moment was overshadowed by the actions of quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  While we understand that the United States Flag and the National Anthem are

Gold Star Day at the Arizona Snowbowl
Posted August 11, 2016 by Jaclyn Clark

Gold star families braved the stormy weather to spend time together at the Arizona Snowbowl. Despite the weather conditions, the families had a great
time taking the Scenic Chairlift and the lunch provided as well.