Luke's Wings is a great nonprofit that works hard to give Veterans and their families support when they need it most. As the President of Hogs And Heroes Maryland 1 chapter I can attest that Luke's Wings is a nonprofit that is strives to raise awareness and funding for Veteran needs.
My husband, Heath, was injured in July of 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. At the time, I was living in Boston for the summer and enjoying my first ever internship. Little did I know that my life was about to change. With the help of Luke's Wings and other generous NGOs I was able to see Heath frequently throughout his recovery in Georgia.
As a college student I had little to no funds to fly myself to Augusta, GA and wasn't even able to rent a car without a huge fee; taking flying to Atlanta and renting a car off the table. Luckily, I didn't have to worry about that for too long because Luke's Wings stepped in. Luke's Wings strengthened our relationship, it was actually on one of my Luke's Wings trips that he asked me to marry him. I was able to be a part of his recovery while still working towards my degree. We also adopted our first dog together on one of my Luke's Wings trips.
Big hearts, great people, awesome support. Plus, they all genuinely care about each and every person they serve.
I've had a chance to meet the (tiny but mighty!) staff of Luke's Wings and am in awe of how much they are able to accomplish with so little overhead. By keeping their team small, they are able to devote a huge portion of their incoming donations to their mission of keeping veterans connected to a support network. Despite their small staff size, they are able to respond to veteran requests very quickly, and the veterans I've spoken to who have benefited from Luke's Wings have nothing but praise for both the general operation and the wonderful women who staff it.
I am a wounded warrior who was in need of transportation help to get my daughter to me so that she could spend time with me to help facilitate my healing. I did not have the financial capability to do that at the time. Luke's Wings was able to help me and I was able to have much needed time with my daughter. Without their help this would not have been possible. I am eternally thankful for their help and hope they can help many more Service Members.
Luke's Wings is an amazing organization! They strive for excellence in serving our Wounded Warriors by taking care of the major and minor details so desperately needed, but often overlooked. The fact that they provide flights for loved ones of our wounded heroes so they can be by their side during the recovery process is priceless. The touch of a hand, the warmth of a kiss or just the presence of a loved one can work miracles that even modern medicine at times cannot accomplish. When you stop and think about the sacrifices these men and women have made, it is our duty to enhance their recovery and thank God we have Luke's Wings to make that happen. It is an organization I am proud to donate to, be involved with and watch as they continue to dedicate themselves and resources to make a difference in our military heroes' lives. All the events we have attended have been focused on the men and women whom they serve as well as uplifting, emotional and rewarding for those of us in attendance. You walk away knowing you have made a difference - what an awesome feeling! Thank you Luke's Wings!!
Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic fundraising team
What a wonderful organization! We are elated with Luke's Wings support. Faced with a serious medical condition- a cancerous brain tumor, I became dependent upon my brother to take care of me. Luke's Wings made that support possible by funding multiple trips from Florida to Maryland. Also, the Luke's Wings staff was extremely friendly and focused on our well being, inviting us to exclusive events. As a veteran, I am extremely blessed to be eligible for such a fantastic program.
Anne-marie and Gary
Facing my second spinal surgery in less than a year, and dealing with severe PTSD and a TBI, my family was concerned that my wife would not be able to take care of my children while giving me the care I needed, especially in the first critical week after surgery. Luke's Wings stepped in and offered to fly in my parents to assist with post surgical care and to aid with our family in a severe time and need. The folks at Luke's Wings were so wonderful, doing everything they could to work with my parents and get them flown in quickly and without any problems. They made such a large impact that my parents have even started donating their miles to the organization for their appreciation. In a time of so much red tape to prove your need and combat injuries, working with the staff at Luke's Wings were a blessing. They are an amazingly caring staff who just wants to take care of those veterans and their families that truly need it. We couldn't have done it without them!
When my best friend, Adam Devine, lost both of his legs while serving overseas he was getting treatment at Walter Reed Hospital. Through the generosity of Luke's Wings I was able to visit Adam multiple times.
I am a Registered Nurse and I work with Marines and Sailors who are Combat Casualties. I have called Luke's wings on several occasions on behalf of these Veterans and their families and Luke's Wings has been able to assist each and every time in getting them where they needed to go! Whether to visit their combat brothers and or family or even to go to medical evaluations! This is a top notch organization, where you can see what your donation dollars are doing.