Angels Alive Incorporated was founded in 2007 by Oscar La Madrid III BA, BS from the University of Georgia. During our second year, Tyrone Golden MBA Georgia State, joined our team and began the expansion of our efforts. Our mission is to embrace the forgotten Veterans and citizens in need within our communities, as well as to provide a helping mechanism which would develop a vehicle to enrich the lives of our own children.
Since 2007, we have recruited many local teenagers and adult volunteers to provide HOT meals in the streets of Georgia.
With the recent help of over 300 volunteers from Lawrenceville, Athens, Gainesville, Atlanta, we have fed over 25,350 to date (2017). We have provided meals to those in need at specific locations: CrossRoads, ( located at 420 Courtland Street. in Downtown Atlanta), in Athens Georgia, (at the arches on the UGA campus) and at First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville.
Our board is comprised of a wide representation of industry leaders & US Veterans. Our corporate decisions are made in a collaborative method to govern our growth as well as our sustainability. We enjoy serving and promote enhancing the lives of our veterans while providing an example for our own children.
SSGT. Oscar A. La Madrid III- Founder, Engineer
Our founder served this country during Operation Desert Shield (1990) and Operation Desert Storm (1991) with the United States Marine Corps. He has an amazing family located in Lawrenceville Georgia where he makes his home with wife Julie Nicole and his five children. He founded Angels Alive to provide a vehicle to teach his children to become altruistic adults. He has continued to build a brand to ensure the citizens of his community understands and works with the veterans living in their communities. He continues serving his community leading multiple efforts to spread awareness all while building a brand to promote military families and certainly to Remember Everyone Deployed with his RED campaign. Since our inception, our scope has matured from merely providing hot meals and taken a more targeted goal to enhance the lives of our Veterans. We now include job training seminars, resume building assistance, and provide many resources to network for job placement. in 2016, we purchased two AKC registered German Shepherds to begin to offer service trainable dogs. this unique entity is know known as Freedom Breeders LLC, they were named by our founders twin boys Alejandro & Cristian La Madrid. Our goal is to Donate a pup to a verified Veteran who will provide proof with their DD214 form and hold a life contract with our foundation to help them overcome daily activities while struggling with PTSD, TBI or anxiety. This matter is of great importance to our founder a 12 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps (86-98).
Gabriella N. La Madrid- Chef, GM Simons Atlanta Ga.
Ms. La Madrid is a high school graduate from Mountain View HS in Lawrenceville Ga, She has an Associates degree from the Culinary Institute of America 2016 from Hyde Park New York. She is currently the Front of House Manager at Simons Restaurant in Midtown Atlanta. She has been in pursuit of her sommelier and cicerone certifications, and has completed the first-course in preparations for the initial vital sommelier certificate. She currently lives in Sugar Hill, Georgia.
Major Robert W. Brown – Attorney
Major Brown is a member of the Judge Advocate Group of the 148th brigade National Guard of Georgia, and has recently returned home from Afghanistan Oct 2019 after his third tour. He has previously served in two recent deployments with the Georgia National Guard. He resides in Marietta with his wife Jennifer and his three amazing kids Kelda, Lilla, & William.
Corporal Douglas Byron, Forensic Scientist F-ABC
Mr. Byron a member of the infantry division of the United States Marine Corps lives in flowery branch with his wife Kimberly and their two lovely children Cooper & Chloe . Doug holds Bachelors’ degrees in both Chemistry and Biology from the University of Georgia. He is a fellow with the American Board of Criminalistics specializing in fire debris analysis. He has over 100,000 ignitable liquid determinations and has been deemed a court qualified expert witness in both criminal and civil courts throughout the country, as well as, international courts. Doug is currently a member of the ILRC committee as well as the ASTM E30 committee on Forensic Science. He as also served as past President of the Georgia Fire Investigator’s Association. Doug is the President, and chemist for Forensic and Scientific Testing (FAST). FAST Lab is an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.
Please help our organization to continue their mission & provide a vehicle for our youth to help all of the Veterans and those in need in their communities. We will continue serving one hot meal at a time, along with job coaching & professional training for jobs to all who put forth the effort to invest in themselves.
Please donate your time and/or your valued resources and help us pray for the continued growth in our youth.
Our children are the Future.