CENTRAL ILLINOIS HONOR FLIGHT INC

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: 712 E Jefferson Ave % Donald Niehart Effingham IL 62401 USA

Mission: Transport America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
Geographic areas served: Central, Eastern, & Sourthern Illinois

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

we strive to make THEIR day safe and enjoyable from the moment of

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

sharing emotionally fulfilling trips with "the Greatest Generation"

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

encourage more businesses to get involved and donate

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

it's a very small act of gratitude that we can give to the WWII Veterans who really did save our way of life...I also like that safety is a top priority...at the least, three nurses with well-stocked emergency bags go on each excursion

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

each Veteran has a volunteer "Guardian" that stays with them throughout the day to ensure safety and enjoyment... all "Guardians" not only give their time but also pay their own way...these are the kind of great people who participate...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

safely take all WWII Vets to Washington DC to show them our deep appreciation of their service and sacrifices...not with just a fast one-day trip, but charter our own plane and stay a couple of nights in a nice hotel...all free of charge for the vet

Ways to make it better...

it wouldn't rain...but we supply rain ponchos, blankets, umbrellas, etc... for everybody

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the race against time...statistically, we are losing approximately 1000 WWII Veterans daily in the USA

One thing I'd also say is that...

encourage a veteran to fill out an application, and other folks should volunteer to be Guardians, and all businesses should donate......we would not have the America we enjoy today if it were not for these humble heroes....

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This organization provided a trip for me to see the WWII Memorial in Washington DC, all free of charge. It was the best day of my life and I would not have been able to complete the trip without their efforts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Receiving the gratitude of a greatful nation in recognizing and acknowledging our efforts in the war.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Stand back and allow those already in charge lead the way they are. There is nothing that could be improved upon.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The ability and support in taking veterans, nearly all over 80 years of age on a free one day trip to Washington DC. The amount of planning and time that had to be accounted for to make this the best day of my life.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The board members, organizer, guardians, volunteers at the airports and at all stops along the way went out of their ways to make sure I knew I was appreciated for my efforts in the war, so long ago!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Take every WWII Veteran that was still able to make a trip like mine to see their memorial before it was too late.

Ways to make it better...

I could not think of anything to write.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Time (1,000 WWII Veterans are dying per day!)

One thing I'd also say is that...

This was indeed the best day of my life, nothing of my 31,026 days prior to this could ever come close to what I experienced on my trip.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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