Our mission is to provide educational financial support for future Firefighters,
and provide mentoring, education and resources to break the cycle of teen parenthood.
Michael L. Freeland was just 36-years-old when God called him home in November of 2021. The stories of Mike's footprint go well beyond the Jacksonville community. From newspapers to television screens, the mark he left on his hometown has been seen and recognized nationwide. He is a true example of what Jacksonville Fire Chief Keith Powers called "one with a servant's heart." Chief Powers said Mike served, "selflessly and sacrificially" and also placed the needs of others above himself. His heart was solid and he loved everyone as if they were family. Mike did not know a single stranger. He worked in various roles throughout the city. His smiling face and giving heart touched so many lives across the community.
The Mike Freeland Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded by Terona Feacher in honor of her son Engineer Michael L. Freeland. Freeland suddenly passed away while saving the life of a woman on the scene of an accident in Jacksonville, Florida on November 11, 2021. Feacher gave birth to Michael as a teenager, but persevered and raised him to become a college educated, hard-working man who loved and served his community. The foundation strives to help teen-single moms with services and resources to create a path to a successful future. The foundation offers services and support that are essential in assisting teen and single mothers in creating healthy lifestyles as they embark on the journey of parenthood.
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