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A great follow up story about HHFF and our events in Indiana... very inspiring to work with so many great people who care about military children and families.

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Our Co-Founder, SSG Patrick Shannon (ret) talks about HHFF and our event on April 12th at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino

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Save the Date – Saturday, April 12 – Indiana Grand Racing & Casino – Indianapolis, Indiana:

Join us for our 2nd Annual Heroes Gala featuring food, drinks, raffle and live music from the nationally recognized Willis Clan that were recently featured on the TODAY Show. You may have seen their reality show on the Great American Country channel so you know being a member of the Willis family comes with pressure and expectations. Toby and Brenda Willis are parents to 12 children ranging in age from 2 to 21. The eight girls and four boys have been, are or will be home-schooled. The Willis Clan is a family of amazing musicians, dancers, athletes, writers, and artists. Living in middle Tennessee, they merge their Irish roots with other music and dance genres to create a unique blend of the old and new. Various groupings of the kids are internationally ranked Irish dancers and singers, national swing dance champions and state wrestling champions. 

In addition to the Willis Clan, the evening will feature entertainment provided by Indiana’s own American Idol star, Marrialle Sellars, and local talent, Brenna Shannon, who happens to be the daughter of co-founder SSG Patrick Shannon.  

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has signed on to be the title sponsor again and will be hosting the event at their spectacular venue.  The silent & live auction will feature over 40 incredible items with the food provided by the Casino’s world class chefs.  Mobile Network 1 and Real Scene TV are promoting the evening. 

Ticket prices start at $100 per person. Discounts are available for couples and tables. To purchase tickets call HHFF’s ticket manager, Carol Beck: 317-319-8017.

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Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. - Oprah Winfrey

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Check out our website for information on our 2013 Celebrity Golf Classic and VIP Party in November...

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To our Colorado Friends: Please join over 100 guests representing the “Executive Happy Hour” to pay tribute to our military children and families.  

Members of Helping Hands for Freedom are part of the team hosting a mix & mingle gathering from 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, August 8th… meet executives from all over Colorado and enjoy happy hour at one of the premier locations in Cherry Creek. The Broncos vs. 49ers game will be on the television screens and a few special guests will be on hand to add some “flavor” to the evening. 

Second Home Kitchen & Bar in Cherry Creek
150 Clayton Lane, Denver, CO 80206

There will be silent auction items including sports memorabilia from our Hometown professional teams… featuring Denver greats such as Elway, McCaffrey & More. You may even end up in a complimentary weekend ride in a Ferrari or Lamborghini!!!

Join us for happy hour food and beverages!


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For Immediate Release - INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - Be prepared to (LOL) LAUGH OUT LOUD! Not too many charities have a chance to partner with those who are at the top of their profession… but through new CEO, Darin Fishburn, and his dear friends at Mobile Network1 lead by Ike Daniels and his team, and Indy’s very own comedian “The Clownn” Ron Anderson, an event of a lifetime for our charity has come together and is finally ready to share with the world. Nationally recognized comedian Luenell, the Uncut Diva, is headlining the event that features five additional comedians that have not only been seen on television and in movies, but have performed and delighted audiences all over the world.

All the comedians on the card care deeply about our military children and the challenges they face when a parent is lost to the war, wounded or deployed over and over again. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Helping Hands for Freedom’s Life Enrichment Programs, Life Needs Programs and the new “Dream Chaser” program for children of fallen soldiers.  If you live in Indiana or are in town for Memorial Weekend and the legendary race, Indianapolis 500, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

And are you kidding me… where else would you want to be on Friday, May 24th then at the Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Join the Uncut Diva, Luenell, former HBO Def Comedy Jam legend, Marcus Combs, Comic View’s Robert “Sweaty Hands” Day, Juan Villareal of the Carlos Mencia Tour, Cory Fernandez from BET’s One Mic Stand hosted by Kevin Hart, and special guest, Ron “The Clownn” Anderson.

Laugh, love and live with us on May 24th and make a difference!

Doors Open at 8pm / Show Starts at 9pm

Admission is $25 and $40

For Corporate Sponsorships and VIP Tickets, please call: 317-273-9727 or 317-557-4962

Luenell the Uncut Diva and Friends – Produced & All Rights Reserved by Luenell / Ron Anderson / Darin Fishburn in Association with Mobile Network1 / Special Advisors Afeni Berry / Ty Smith / Gina Scott
To Purchase Tickets:

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We have a matching grant of up to $10,000 for donations made by December 31st... Become a Holiday Angel for a military child for $12 and help us launch our 2013 programs... your generosity is forever appreciated..

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Sunday, October 20, 2012 

Gold Star Mom, Annette Hill-Puccia, shared her beautiful home over the weekend with military families to honor those service members that are no longer with us. Always emotional, Mom’s, Dad’s, Son’s, Daughter’s, brother’s, sister’s, grandma’s and grandpa’s all came together for an afternoon that featured the kind of kinship you would expect from those that have shared  an experience that very few Americans truly understand.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, more than 6,500 service members have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more than 41,000 have been wounded.  Numbers, however, can be impersonal and Helping Hands for Freedom is concerned about the service members and their loved ones behind these numbers.  The stress that comes when a family member is deployed is significant, and that stress is multiplied when a loved one is wounded or killed.

The kids were treated to an incredible day that featured a visit from Justice League members, Batman, Robin, Bat Girl, Shaazam and the Joker. Games were played, gifts received, faces painted and balloon animals were made to help make sure the kids had a great time. Honey Bears Barbeque catered the day and the families provided the deserts.

Co-Founder of Helping Hands for Freedom, Rod Smith, says “To bring these amazing families together is so important for our organization. We feel it is our duty and it is our honor to do what we can to let the families know that their sacrifices will never be forgotten. It is very emotional and the strength these families show is inspiring”. 

Helping Hands for Freedom and Survivor Outreach Services strive to provide military children love, support and recognition for their sacrifices. 

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A great addition to Helping Hands for Freedom Executive Board...
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