Join us for the 3rd Annual Spc Christopher Patterson Memorial Bike Ride as we ride to raise awareness for the Foundation and support the ideals of Christopher, “For God, For Country, For Music”. Registration opens at 8 AM, with KSU up 10 AM. After the ride, we will return to the VFW for the after party, including food provided by VeteransQ, raffle items, a gun raffle, live entertainment provided by Dupage Band and more!
Registration opens at 8 AM
KSU up 10 AM
Party after at VFW 1197 food provided by VeteransQ, raffle items, a gun raffle, live entertainment and more!
Bike/Car Driver $30.00
Post Party Only $15.00
Heumann Well Drilling spent a couple days on the farm installing a well for us that they donated 100% to the Freedom Farm. We cannot thank you enough for your time and donation to our organization, for giving us a supply of water for our animals, veggies, and roses to drink. Thank you again for your support.
Please visit our Facebook page to see the rest of the photos: www.facebook.com/freedomfarmforvets
We would like to thank Crazy Gatorland Carts for their recent donation of $660 worth of batteries for our golf cart. It will soon be fixed and we will be able to use it around the farm. We thank you for your support!
Check them out on the web at http://www.crazygatorlandcarts.com
We are in a social media contest with our bank. Our bank has nominated us in a fun social media voting contest. There are six (6) rounds of voting, bracket style. We need your vote. Please follow the link below to get to their Facebook page. Once on there, scroll down until you see our logo. “like” the photo to cast your vote. There will be 5 cash winners: 1 grand prize and 4 additional winners. Thank you again for all your support.
Heartland Bank employees have nominated 64 charities to go head to head for a chance at the $1,500 grand prize and $250 for four finalists. The best part…YOU can help choose the winner. Look for our Charity Bracket Buster posts and vote for your favorite charity. Voting starts March 14.
How to vote:
1. “Like” the Heartland Bank Facebook page above.
2. Like the photo with your favorite Charity’s logo.
After six rounds of voting over 3 weeks, one charity will be declared the winner.
Click on the link to the page, you’ll have to scroll through their posts a bit to get to our logo.
On November 10th, the crew from Waukegan Home Depot spent the day with us on the farm building the new fence between the chicken yard and big horse pasture. We were awarded a grant from The Home Depot Foundation to purchase the materials needed to build this fence. The crew came out early morning, spent the better part of the morning with us working on the fence. Then, after lunch, just about everyone called it a day. We cannot thank Home Depot enough for your generous support, and the crew for coming out to install and paint the fence. Thank you so much for believing in us and what we do. Here’s sneak peak of some photos, please click on the link below to be taken to our Facebook page to view the rest (there’s over 100!) https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1084006745051823.1073741837.241989972586842&type=1&l=bf7bec22e5
July 23rd, VFW Riders Post 1865 put on a Poker Run benefiting the Freedom Farm for Vets. Over 100 riders and supporters showed up despite the drenching rain and participated throughout the day into the evening hours. It sure was a wet one, the VFW even lost power for several hours but that didn’t stop people from hanging out, participating in raffles, all by candlelight! That day we also received our beautiful monument that now sits at the entry gate to the farm. There are not enough words to say thank you for the constant love and support you have given us.
August 28th, we held a Pig Roast at the farm for our VFW Riders as a way to say “thank you” and to have everyone come spend the afternoon at the farm. Over 30 riders and friends and family came out for the afternoon. We had roasted pig sandwiches that had been on the spit since early that morning, homemade potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans. We were also presented a check for $5,000 raised from the Poker Run, as well as we were given an on the spot donation of $300 from the Armed Forces of America Motorcycle Club. We presented Rob, President of the Riders Group, with our first hand-made donor plaque. We cannot say thank you enough, there just aren’t enough words, for believing in what we do and for your constant love and support in what we are doing for those who deserve and need it most. Please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FreedomFarmForVets/photos for all the photos from the event but here are just a few.
As many of you know, we are working on all kinds of projects here at the farm. At this time, we are asking for some financial assistance from our supporters to enable us to continue to support military veterans and their families.
To that end, we are running an Indiegogo fundraising campaign and are asking for everyone to take a look, consider contributing and, very importantly, share our campaign with friends and businesses you know that might consider supporting us.
We are seeking funding for several different necessities and projects including:
- Duck pond improvements
- Well for fresh water
- Barn Improvements
- Equine Program
- Flush Toilets
We thank all of your for your support and consideration, we’ll keep you posted on our progress and our projects as they move forward.