The Late Matthew Freeman, USMC
Former Youth Honoree of Richmond Hill Club
The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill was pleased to be able to provide financial support to the Matthew Freeman Project at our meeting on March 8, 2017. 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. 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 was near and dear to his heart. The Matthew 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 US 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. They also provide bears made from the military uniforms of fallen service members to those who are mourning the loss of someone special. The Freeman Project is a small group and are only offering the bears to fallen service member’s families.