Operation Freedom Bird

Operation Freedom Bird, is a non-profit, therapeutic program aimed at helping combat veterans, from all wars, continue the process to heal from their symptoms of PTSD and unresolved grief/loss. 

You are answering the call for support! 

Because of you we are moving closer to our mission to the 2017 Healing Journey

The Vinck Family Foundation donated $10,000 in memory of Adam Hill Gibson. Initially an anonymous donation, they were gracious enough to allow OFB to share our extreme gratitude in this public way. Bless you, as many veterans will benefit by finding healing on this year's Healing Journey. 

It is only because of the contribution of so many that our veterans may Come All The Way Home

 Chandler United Methodist Church $868* Vinck Fanily Foundation: $10,000 * Chandler United Methodist Church Congregation : $1030 (In memory of Robert Weaver)  * Seedstreet Communications: $100 * Keith Sheperd: $100   *  In Memory of Uncle Ron (Rick Schumm): $100    *  Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School: $200   *  Sierra Tucson Inc. $1,000  *United Association of Plumbers & Steam Fitters Local: 469 $600  *  Lynn Carroll Southard: $150   *  Rotary Club of Phoenix West: $750   *  Tom & Elsie Blomenkamp: $ 600   *  Donna Hutchinson: $50   *   Suzanne Troy: $100   *   Niles Gaston: $100   *  Chandler Methodist Church: $ 2,500   *   Randy Sandman: $2,000   *   Lynne Beyer Design: $1,000    *    All American Life Insurance Company: $1,200    *   AFLCIO, Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 266: $1,000   *    Hulas Modern Tiki: $1413    *   Dean Pedrotti: $250    *   Mr & Mrs Chad Waltz: $500   *  Chandler United Methodist Church - Communion Offering $882.00

Thank you Local Union 75 Field Ironworkers Apprenticeship & Training Program - Alan Ruda and Terry Wright - for your generosity, skill and respectful care in the standing of the Mission 22 steel silhouette of Adam Hill Gibson for the OFB Memorial Golf Tournament, 2016.

 


Thank you for making the Healing Journey of 2015 a success:

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) was one of numerous Veteran support organizations that participated in a Veterans Outreach Event Saturday September 19th at Chandler Harley Davidson. 

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce (SWVCC) was one of numerous Veteran support organizations that participated in a Veterans Outreach Event Saturday September 19th at Chandler Harley Davidson. 

N. Emery Layton, Layton PLC: $1800.00 - Don Luke: $1000.00 - Cactus Jack Auto Sales: $500.00 - Arizona Army Security Agency: $1000.00 - VFW Post 3632: $750.00

Randall Shriver:  I met with Pat Lynch of Operation Freedom Bird at 0930 this morning while I was volunteering at the VA with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 432’s table. That is the reason for the VVA shirt, but, I did have an ASA pin and a sign. Mr. Lynch was very pleased with the generous donation and thanked us. I told him that we felt that OFB performs a great service and that we were glad that we could make the donation.

Randall Shriver:  I met with Pat Lynch of Operation Freedom Bird at 0930 this morning while I was volunteering at the VA with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 432’s table. That is the reason for the VVA shirt, but, I did have an ASA pin and a sign. Mr. Lynch was very pleased with the generous donation and thanked us. I told him that we felt that OFB performs a great service and that we were glad that we could make the donation.

Iron Workers Local Union #75: $600.00 - Fred Gren: $500.00 - The Pedrotti Brothers: $500.00

THANK YOU to The Meadows, Residential and Out Patient Treatment Center for their very generous donation of $1070.00, they have committed to supporting the funds necessary for two veterans to attend the 2015 Healing Journey. The Meadows is committed to serving the healing effort of our veteran community, they specialize in the treatment of PTSD, Grief/Loss, Chemical Dependency, Relational Issues, and so much more. Please contact them to learn about their programs: 1-800Meadows.

THANK YOU to The Meadows, Residential and Out Patient Treatment Center for their very generous donation of $1070.00, they have committed to supporting the funds necessary for two veterans to attend the 2015 Healing Journey. The Meadows is committed to serving the healing effort of our veteran community, they specialize in the treatment of PTSD, Grief/Loss, Chemical Dependency, Relational Issues, and so much more. Please contact them to learn about their programs: 1-800Meadows.

Pam Rogers: $570.00 - Les Morris: $500.00  - Dean Wine: $500.00 - Kirsten M. Elves Insurance Agency: $475.00 - James Possehl: $1000.00

Even those who have seen the benefits of the OFB Healing Journey continue to offer their support for their fellow veterans. Thank you to John and Karen Langreder for their very generous donation of $1,500.00! John traveled on the Healing Journey in 2014.