FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Debra Frenkel, LCSW
Freedom Waters Foundation’s beacon of light is the LOVE that is shared by our entire crew – the people we serve, staff, volunteers, boat owners and community partners. YOU!
That light is shining even more brightly as we go into celebrating our 16th Anniversary of service! I am in awe and so grateful for all the love and support to “Make it Happen” for so many.
Last year, a boat owner asked me how many lives I thought we have touched over the years. I had to pause and think about it. Surprising me, tears welled up as I responded, “maybe 25,000-30,000”. That overwhelmed me in the best way!
And, now onto our future…Freedom Waters Foundation’s Board of Directors are visionaries. They want to expand the organization to reach even more participants in South Florida and then move onto other communities across Florida. Eventually, they plan to establish programs in other states to help more veterans and individuals with special needs through therapeutic boating experiences. Once we go national, it could even grow to become international, some day! And, we have the incredible staff and group of volunteers to Make it Happen!
Freedom Waters Foundation is the ship we are all navigating together to serve others, and I am forever grateful for all of you and our 15 years of serving! Sharing Freedom and Joy On and Off the Water! Thank you!