The Richmond Hill Exchange Club presented a donation of $250 to the Capt. Matthew Freeman Project during its March 8 meeting in the Richmond Hill City Center.
“The Matthew Freeman Project is named for one of our own, Capt. Matthew Freeman, USMC, who was killed in action in Afghanistan on August 7, 2009,” Exchange Club member Lynn Bennett said. “Matt was a co-recipient of the Richmond Hill Exchange Club Student of the Year in 1998, along with Katie Brookshire. The Matthew Freeman Project was established by Matt’s parents, Lisa and Gary Freeman, as a way of continuing the work that near and dear to his heart.”
The Freeman Project is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to the support of education in order to promote communities of promise, prosperity and peace throughout the U.S. and the world. Among the programs supported by the project are scholarships to siblings of fallen military members either killed on deployment or loss due to combat-related suicide.
The Freeman Project also provides teddy bears to family members of fallen military who are mourning the loss of someone special.
“The Freeman fund is an example of the type of local organization that the Richmond Hill Exchange Club is proud to be able to assist in their good works,” Bennette said. “We look forward to being able to continue this type of community service, as we have for the past 33 years.
For more information on the Capt. Matthew Freeman Project, please visit: http://freemanproject.org.