DETROIT, December 18, 2013 -- Delta Air Lines has expanded their support for the Freedom Center military lounge at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a financial donation of $10,000.
“Delta Air Lines has been a key supporter in a variety of ways to the Freedom Center military lounge since we opened our doors in November 2011,” said Kenneth S. Pratt, president of the Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center, Inc., the non-profit organization which operates Freedom Center. “Their $10,000 donation will greatly enhance our continuing operations, while their in-kind donations will continue to enhance the experience enjoyed by traveling members of our military and their families.”
With the donation, Delta Air Lines joins Meritor, Inc., The Masco Foundation, The National Defense Industrial Association and the Michigan Business Travel Association as a major financial supporter of Freedom Center.
Currently starting its third year of operations, Freedom Center has hosted over 80,000 traveling members of our military, their families and veterans. Open 365 days a year, Freedom Center is located adjacent to Gate A43 in the center of the McNamara Terminal. Staffed by volunteers, Freedom Center provides military travelers with a quiet, comfortable oasis and complimentary snacks, beverages and travel amenities. When weather delays leave military travelers stranded, Freedom Center remains open overnight.
“We are most grateful for this generous donation by Delta Air Lines,” Pratt said. “It will be of great assistance to our continuing operation and future growth.”
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Freedom Center is located in DTW’s McNamara (Delta Air Lines) Terminal, adjacent to Gate A43. It is only steps away from the terminal’s center fountain. Freedom Center’s location is noted on all airport maps.
Freedom Center offers an oasis in this busy terminal. Our lounge area has a comfortable couch, two love seats, two recliners, as well as a children’s play area and a set of triple bunk
beds and more…
Some of the amenities available to you at The Freedom Center include beverages, snacks, a microwave, internet access, books, games, cards, bunk beds, pillows, DVD checkout and more…
Freedom Center at DTW offers a variety of services to meet the special travel needs of in-transit military personnel and their families.
Our mission is to provide a world-class reception and hospitality center for military personnel at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Our goal is to provide a relaxed, home-like atmosphere that embraces and meets the needs of traveling service members and their families. This facility is supported and staffed by individual volunteers and organizations from surrounding communities and the airport. Our doors are open to individuals on active duty, National Guard members, Reservists, and service academy cadets. We also welcome military dependents, retirees and, space permitting, all veterans.
Meeting the needs of our guests is the sole purpose of the Freedom Center. Everyday our volunteer staff members step up to meet that challenge. We’re always looking for dedicated, reliable, and talented individuals to join our team. Some volunteers work weekly shifts on-site greeting guests and assisting with their needs as they travel; others work remotely providing various other services and support. We are particularly in need of volunteers who are able to work between midnight and 6 A.M. to assist our overnight guests.
If you are interested in being part of the Freedom Center team, our online application is available by clicking here. If you have additional questions please call our Volunteer Coordinator at 734-494-0294.