Help America Remember...
A message from POW-MIA Freedom Car Driver/Spokesman, Jerick Johnson
Dear Friend of the US Military,
As the world becomes more uncertain, we think of the military families that have suffered great losses; of life, limb, and mental or physical well-being.
This is the bitter price many soldiers pay to protect American citizens’ lives and liberty. Rightly, we reach out to help these veterans in need.
There is another group of veterans that are too often forgotten. Those who paid the ultimate price but were lost and never came home; or along the way, were imprisoned and kept from their families for years–and some…FOREVER!
Today, there are over 82,000 POW & MIA – Prisoners of War and Missing in Action soldiers still unaccounted for!
It is for these FORGOTTEN HEROES and their families that the mission of the POW*MIA Freedom Car was born.
OUR MISSION: To promote awareness of the POW-MIA issue and to educate future generations of the POW-MIA cause. To keep the pressure on our government to make sure that ALL POW-MIAs are accounted for. And to remind our fellow Americans that the greatest tragedy of all is to be forgotten.
The Freedom Car is a Pro Late Model stock car that competes in professional NASCAR and other races around the US. It is a symbol of awareness and remembrance to millions of Americans.
You may have seen the Freedom Car in competition or at a national convention of the VFW or American legion. You may have seen us in a parade, a fireworks show, amusement park or in other public events across the country. But chances are, you haven’t seen us at all.
That’s why we need to do more. MUCH MORE!
During the last two years, the POW-MIA Freedom Car has competed in at least 40 Pro Late Model Series races going head to head with some of America’s top-performing teams and drivers in the class. In addition to getting the POW-MIA message in front of tens of thousands of race fans, Team Johnson took the pole 11 times and brought home 11 first-place trophies and an additional 6 top-3 finishes. But that’s not all…
The Freedom car also made almost 50 other public appearances during that time (before COVID19). These events have taken us around the country putting the POW-MIA message in front of hundreds of thousands of Americans in numerous states.
Your donation of $1000, $500, $250, $50 or any amount helps ensure that this message reaches more racing fans and others who are unaware of the POW-MIA message.
In 2020, the POW-MIA Freedom Car joined forces with Helping Heroes, a non-profit charitable (501(c)(3)) organization dedicated to military and first responder service. This expands our reach and enables your donations are tax deductible.
This alliance was made possible when Tony Galati, Founder of Helping Heroes, discovered that one of his children had no idea what POW-MIA meant. Tony felt compelled to help solve this national “memory lapse” so he joined our cause.
Next year, I will again be competing in over 20 Pro Late Model Series races reaching bigger crowds, gaining more coverage online and on TV, and appearing in an expanded schedule of larger public events with your help. We are also adding veteran suicide awareness to our POW-MIA message. This epidemic is perhaps the greatest crisis facing our veterans today.
Here's How You Can Help
While our commercial sponsorships allow us to compete, we rely on your generosity to take the POW-MIA message beyond the race track and from sea to shining sea!
Won’t you please consider a donation of $1000, $500, $250 or any amount to help us keep the POW-MIA cause and our veterans at the forefront of America’s conscience?
Any individual who donates $100 or more will receive a certificate as an HONORARY SPONSOR of the POW-MIA Freedom Car Awareness Campaign (suitable for framing).
You will also receive an autographed photo of me, Jerick Johnson, and the Freedom Car to pair with your certificate. You will be recognized as an official sponsor at www.FreedomCar.org AND on the HelpingHeroes.org website. And EVERY DOLLAR of your donation will go to support the Freedom Car cause.
To contribute, go to www.HelpingHeroes.org and click on the DONATE NOW button. You may use your PayPal account or any major credit/debit card. Your charitable donation IS tax deductible.
We must never, EVER forget the sacrifices that secure and maintain our liberties. Thank you for your support and for your service to our nation!
Freedom Car Driver & National Spokesman