Mission Statement

Our Veteran’s Freedom Center exists to meet the needs of all military active duty, reserve and Honorably Discharged Tri-State military veterans past and present. We offer a place to interact with fellow veterans, network together and provide the camaraderie that all have shared while proudly serving their country. We create close interpersonal relationships with our veterans. For those in need of assistance financially, physically or mentally we have the resource information to pass along to the veteran accordingly. The center also offers a woodworking shop, scroll sawing, an exercise room, and arts and craft opportunities. Leisure activities such as pool, darts, cards, television, music, and computer usage are also accessible to our veterans. These are at no cost to the veteran.

Our “Operation We Care” program supports those veterans and / or veteran’s families that have special needs whereby all other means of assistance is not available or has been exhausted. It provides financial and other supportive service to our veterans “in need”. Some examples of such support has been assisting homeless veterans and families, financial aid for rent and mortgage payments, transportation assistance, pharmaceutical products, home utility cost assistance, food, clothing and blankets. We also provide re-furbished wheelchairs and walkers to the veteran in need.

We are a total non-profit organization and facility. All of our staff members are volunteers. The costs of the center’s operation including expenses such as building rent, utilities, and activity items along with those funds required for “Operation We Care” are of and will always be a significant challenge.

Operating funds for our Veteran’s Freedom Center and “Operation We Care” are obtained solely from community fundraisers, individual, private, and business donations, and eligible grant awards. We receive neither federal or state governmental funding nor assistance.

All monetary donations to our Veteran’s Freedom Center and “Operation We Care”exclusively benefit our Center and our Tri-State military veterans.

You are always welcome to visit and tour our Veteran’s Freedom Center.

Jim Wagner & Al Rowell

Co-Founders of the Veterans Freedom Center