The Carolinas Freedom Foundation was founded in 1995 in response to former prisoner
of war and retired Air Force Col. Quincy Collins’ concerns about the lack
of an organization in the area to promote patriotism and honor veterans. Working
with then Mayor Richard Vinroot and former Mayor John Belk, a blue ribbon committee
recommended that an organization be established for these specific purposes.
Over the years, the Foundation has grown to become recognized as the “go to”
organization in the community where promoting patriotism and honoring those who
serve are concerned. The Foundation also now has an active part in working
with the schools in the area sponsoring character development programs.