Donate Frequent Flyer Miles for Wounded Servicemembers & their families

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Donate Frequent Flyer Miles for Wounded Soliders

Through the goodwill and generosity of thousands of people with unused frequent flyer miles and U.S. airlines, the Fisher House Foundation has given out nearly 3,000 free airline tickets to war-wounded servicemembers and their families since the giveaway program started in January 2004.

Through its partnership with the Operation Hero Miles program, Fisher House has given away more than 100 million donated frequent flyer miles to bring families and loved ones to the bedsides of wounded combatants.

People eligible for free tickets fall into two categories:

Wounded servicemen and women from Iraq and Afghanistan with an approved convalescent leave may be given a free round-trip airline ticket for a trip from the military or Veterans Affairs medical center where they're being treated to their home and return if they're not eligible for government-funded airfare.

Qualifying servicemen and women may be given free round-trip tickets to enable their family or close friends to visit them while they're being treated at the medical center.

For more information on how to donate read the Easy Reference to donating your Frequent Flyer Miles (PDF).

At this time, Airtran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways accept donations from their passengers.

 

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Rainer
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Marlene Scheffer
Realty Station - Bremerton, WA
Realtor to Kitsap County, WA
Michelle, Excellent first post!  My husband and I actually stayed at Fisher House at Fort Lewis, WA, when our son was born at 27 weeks, so anything to help Fisher House in any way is near and dear to my heart.
Mar 17, 2008 03:37 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

Marlene:  Thank you for the comment.  A little nervous, but it turned out.  I guess with time my creativity and knowledge of posting will come with ease.  I am going to have to do some reading on how to insert text, pictures, change the font sizes and all the other neat things I see others posting.  I have some experience with HTML, but  not sure if I could do an entire post in HTML. Any suggestions where I should begin? My son was born at Fort Lewis as well.  How was your stay at the Fisher House?

Thank you again. 

Mar 17, 2008 04:25 PM #2
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County
Michelle, if you go to the bottom of the page you will see help/FAQ click that link and you will find a ton of articles about "how to". I love this post! We donate to Fisher House yearly and I am thinking of doing a donation per transaction campaign. You really should post this in several other groups - military would be a good one.
Mar 18, 2008 08:56 AM #3
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Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill
Jo:  Thanks for the comments and guidance.  I found the Military group and joined and posted. The fisher house is a great program.  I have never personally had to utilize their services, but have heard many great stories.  The campaign is a great idea, we do something similar at my company:  we donate a backpack for every home purchase to the Wounded Warrior Project. We use the logo on marketing flyers.  We also had t-shirts made with a slogan "I helped a wounded solider" and every homebuyer gets one at closing.  It's a great way to give to our fellow serviceman and back to the community.  Thank you again for your help.
Mar 18, 2008 01:54 PM #4
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Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
Michelle~This is such a great way to give back. We can never do enough to help our troops. Have a wonderful week. 
Mar 18, 2008 05:37 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
!Daley Real Estate - Pooler, GA
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Julie:  Thank you for reading and posting a comment. 
Mar 19, 2008 02:13 PM #6
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Sandy Nelson
Riley Jackson Real Estate Inc. - Olympia, WA
your Olympia area Realtor

Michelle,

Thanks for writing about this program. I will let all my "frequent traveler" friends know about it.

Sandy

Mar 20, 2008 02:54 AM #7
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Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
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Rincon~Savannah~Richmond Hill

Sandy:

 Thanks for the comment.  It was a program that I have not heard of.  I have unused miles at certain airlines that I never use and thought this was a great program to put those miles towards.  Thanks for passing on the message. Michelle

Mar 20, 2008 01:35 PM #8
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