Recognizing the tremendous sacrifice military members and their families make for America, Freedom’s Angels is a non-profit charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing the lives of America’s military and their families.
Statement from Shemane Nugent, Freedom’s Angels Founder:
I have such respect for our military and their families and feel that while they are fighting for my freedom, I should be doing something to give back to them. Whether it is building recreational facilities at military hospitals, donating leisure services like health club memberships and massages to their spouses, or revitalizing play areas for military children, I want to help and bring awareness to the great things our service members do for others.
Our first project is to build a patio at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio, which will shade burned service members from direct sunlight. I had the honorable occasion to visit the facility when Ted played acoustic guitar for about 50 of the most severely burned as well as amputees.
Talk about tough. I can’t even express in words what I saw. There were young men and women with unimaginable injuries – several whose bandages covered the majority of their bodies so that you could only see their eyes. During my visit I spoke to a mother who told me that her son, as well as many of the other burn patients cannot be exposed to direct sunlight – meaning they can’t even go outside for some fresh air. But if they had a patio they could ‘once again enjoy the outdoors and maybe see some smiles on their faces’. Without hesitation I told her I would raise the money build them a patio.
It was the inspiration from wanting to take on the patio project that made me realize there is so much more I can do, and Freedom’s Angels was born.
Please send monetary donations to:
Ted Nugent USA
4008 W. Michigan Avenue
Jackson, MI 49202
Checks or money orders should be made payable to Freedom’s Angels (501c3 pending).
Please do not send cash. We thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
Projects & Events
BBQ & Machine Gun Fun for Troops hosted by Ted
Soldier & Assistance Family Center at Fort Sam Houston
It was the culmination of a special project for Ted and Shemane Nugent when they dedicated the Freedom’s Angels Pavilion to the Soldier & Assistance Family Center and Fort Sam Houston. Following a USO tour of the Middle East with country legend Toby Keith, recent months have seen the Nugent family visiting military bases nationwide, and witnessing firsthand the urgent need to assist our brave troops. Thus, the non-profit Freedom’s Angels was born. And the pavilion was the first major undertaking of foundation.
“The Nugent family represents all conscientious Americans who understand the sacrifices made by the military warriors,” stated Nugent. “It is our duty to say thank you.”
A spoken presentation by both Ted and Shemane, ribbon cutting ceremony and soul- stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner performed by Nuge were some of the highlights. The event was followed by a special barbecue celebration for the troops.
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