Reel American Heroes Foundation Named “2017 Top-Rated Veteran Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits

by | Mar 21, 2017 | News, Press Releases

For Immediate Release:

Woodbridge, VA – The Reel American Heroes Foundation announced today it has been named a “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

The Reel American Heroes Foundation provides much needed recreational therapy to our wounded, disabled, injured and combat veterans in several locations in the United States, resulting in hundreds of veterans enjoying the therapeutic benefits that fishing provides.

“We are honored to be named a 2017 Top-Rated Veteran Nonprofit,” says Ronald R. DeFreitas, Founder & CFO, Reel American Heroes Foundation. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including our 7th Annual Reel American Heroes Fishing Tournament.

The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is the based on the rating and number of reviews that the Reel American Heroes Foundation received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients. One of our wounded veterans wrote “I attended the Reel American Hero’s Fishing tournament in July 2017 for my second year in a row. Let me tell you these people go above and beyond to ensure we are taken care of. From the minute you arrive there is a sense of welcome, first by receiving welcomes from all the volunteers working the parking lot. After you park you are greeted by other volunteers that pile you down with food and a bunch free gear to ensure you are ready to go out and catch fish. After eating and receiving all the essential gear you get to meet your boating partner who (for both years that I have attended) is an outstanding person, doing everything in their power to ensure we are having a good time and attempting to put us on fish. After the fishing they feed you again, and lastly do some raffles and give away amazing prizes to the winning teams. This year I was lucky enough to win first prize and I walked away with a fully outfitted boat (I could not believe I won a boat. It is unbelievable to imagine how kind and generous all the supporters of this foundation are. If I could give more than 5 stars I would, and I recommend it to all my veteran friends as a chance to get out and decompress on the water. Thank you to everyone who supports this event!”

“The Reel American Heroes Foundation is a great example of a nonprofit making a real difference in their community,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “Their award is well-deserved recognition not only of their work, but the tremendous support they receive, as shown by the many outstanding reviews they have received from people who have direct experience working with [Your Group’s Name}.”

GreatNonprofits is the leading website where people share stories about their personal experiences on more than 1.2 million charities and nonprofits. The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers and recipients of aid.

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About Reel American Heroes Foundation

The Reel American Heroes Foundation works with military hospitals, military bases, military spouses and families to provide much needed recreational therapy to our wounded, disabled, injured and combat veterans.

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Media Contacts

Ronald R. DeFreitas
Founder & CFO
Reel American Heroes Foundation

Leonard Lee
Great Nonprofits