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The Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station II: The Home of the Brave

the courtyard area of Freedom Station II in San Diego

Over 200,000 active duty military personnel and their families reside in San Diego, in addition to the quarter of a million veterans who call our diverse city home. These warrior families comprise approximately 15% of our total population , and also help make us one of the largest military communities in the entire world! Unfortunately, an ever-growing percentage of warriors return home with serious and/or traumatic injuries to their minds and bodies. The rate of medically retired warriors living among continues to rise as well.

Seven years after we unveiled the original Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station, the need to expand our revolutionary concept is greater than ever. To satisfy this need, we recently purchased a second housing facility in San Diego, which we proudly call The Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station II…. a name serving as both a nod to its sister property, and to the continuing mission of helping San Diego’s warriors successfully transition from military service to civilian life.

 

Transitional Housing at Freedom Station San Diego II

Flag raising at Freedom Station in San Diego

Located in the South Park neighborhood, Freedom Station San Diego II is a nine unit veterans transitional housing complex. It features eight one-bedroom, one-bathroom cottages that are approximately 475 square feet and an additional 1,000 square-foot, two-bedroom unit. Like Freedom Station I, we strategically chose this location to facilitate quick and easy access to Naval Medical Center San Diego, one of the nation’s largest military hospitals and leading centers for amputee care.

By living in veterans transitional housing at Freedom Station II, our warriors continue to receive medical treatment while preparing for the new challenges they will face in the civilian world.

Both Freedom Station San Diego I and II fill the much needed local void for a healthy, supportive and just as importantly, multi care-coordinated environment injured and disabled servicemen and women often lack as they return to life outside of military structure. In order to continue accomplishing our mission though, we rely on your help….

 

Military Charity in San Diego

Freedom Station II Under Construction

As a non-profit military charity in San Diego dedicated to helping injured, disabled and medically retired warriors and their families transition from military service to civlian life, we rely on your continued support to help us make the Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station II the Home of the Brave a reality. Freedom Station II still requires extensive renovations prior to our anticipated grand opening (by the end of 2018). The renovations are estimated to cost approximately $750,000 and include the following:

   
  • Electrical Upgrades
  • HVAC Upgrades
  • Plumbing Upgrades
  • Anchorage & Reinforcing
  • Steep Slope Roofing
  • Doors and Frames
  • Plaster & Drywall
  • Windows
  • Tiling, Carpet & Wood Flooring
  • Painting and Coatings
  • Carpentry
  • Architectural Woodwork
  • Data Communication
  • Toilet & Bath Accessories
  • Shower Enclosures & Doors
  • Wheelchair Ramps
  • Retrofitting for ADA Accessibility
  • Curb, Gutters, Sidewalks & Driveways
  • Fences & Gates
  • Site Furnishings
  • Irrigation
  • Plants & Landscaping

 

You can help us accomplish our mission to make the Freedom Station San Diego II the benchmark standard for care for warriors nationwide in the following ways:

Online: Individual donations can be made online. Please reference “Freedom Station II” in the notes section.

Via mail: Please make checks payable to Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station and mail to:

Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station

1223 ½ 28th Street, Suite A

San Diego, CA 92101

Corporate and In-Kind Donors: Corporations and organizations that are interested in making financial contributions, sponsoring cottages or providing in-kind donations of goods or services to a San Diego veterans charitable organization 100% financially and ethically committed to our warriors can contact us directly to learn more. Our two main points of contact are:

Points of Contact:  

Sandy Lehmkuhler
President
Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station
E-mail: Sandy@warriorfoundation.org

Judy Sexton
COO
Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station
E-mail: Judy@warriorfoundation.org

 

You can also learn more about volunteering your time and talents toward helping us complete Freedom Station II by clicking here....

On behalf of our board of directors, and especially all of our warriors and their families, we thank you for supporting our veterans transitional housing projects at the Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station San Diego!

 

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