Welcome to the Freedom and Hope Foundation
We are honored to have been part of a report featured on WIS News 10. This report has won a regional emmy. Take a look at the video below and you can find the full story here. Thank You WIS 10 and Taylor Kearns
We are working on the lodge. Above are pics of the inside. More details and photos to come.
Description of agency and mission: The Freedom and Hope Foundation is a South Carolina non-profit organization that was incorporated on June 1, 2010 to provide fishing and hunting activities as recreational therapy for children with life-threatening diseases and for wounded military, both active duty and veterans. We provide free meals, overnight accommodations and local guided hunts and fishing events on Lake Murray and nearby private ponds.
Brief History: The inspiration for our organization came from a National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Wheelin' Sportsmen catfish roundup in Newberry County in 2005. What began as a single fishing event escalated into 18 fishing and hunting events in 2009 with most being co-sponsored by South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). The concept blossomed after assisting United States Forest Service (USFS) and Quail Unlimited in a mobility impaired quail hunt in 2007 and hosting our first South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Mobility Impaired deer hunt that year also. It soon became obvious that a local structure was needed for guidance and fundraising to sustain the programs, and the Freedom and Hope Foundation was created in June 2010.
Needs: Church support is instrumental in providing activities for our guests. Business, civic and individuals are welcome in this ministry. Hosts, sponsors and fundraisers needed.
Support our troops, cancer kids and children with life-threatening diseases.