DC nonprofit uses donated miles to help connect military families

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A D.C. nonprofit is helping connect military families who were unable to cover the costs of flights.

Luke’s Wings began its mission in 2008. It started with helping patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center fly back and forth to their loved ones.

It has since grown from providing 19 flights a year to more than a dozen flights per day. So far, they’ve covered more than 12,000 flights for families.

“We’re talking about reuniting kids with their parents, helping people through their hospital recovery,” said co-founder Fletcher Gill.

They also aim to help veterans who are ill or injured and those dealing with mental health issues.

“We also provide flights for World War II and Korean War veterans who are in their final hours to make sure they’re never alone,” Gill said.

It’s all made possible by donations, including unused Delta miles. They also hold fundraiser events, like Monday’s ninth annual Heroes Golf Classic in Vienna….”

View the whole story here: https://wtop.com/dc/2021/07/a-dc-nonprofit-is-using-donated-miles-to-help-connect-military-families-2/

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