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Patient Airlift Services

Rating: 5 stars   42 reviews 1,383

Nonprofit Issues:

Address:

120 Adams Blvd Farmingdale NY 11735 USA

Mission:

Arrange FREE flights based on need to individuals requiring medical treatment, military personnel and their families and for other compassionate and humanitarian purposes

Results:

Thanks to the support of our volunteer pilots, Auto pilots, volunteers and donors, we have been able to arrange over 2100 flights since our inception in 2010. On average we are arranging 120 flights/mth or 4 flights a day. We primarily serve the northeastern U.S.but have the ability to link with similar organization outside of that area. We additionally have been awarded vouchers from Southwest Airlines, Cape Air, and Pen Air.

Geographic areas served:

Northeast and Eastern United States

Programs:

PALS MIlitary Program

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516-300-1660
http://www.palservices.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

They were able to fly my father and daughter to North Carolina to be with my daughter in the hospital after her lung transplant and stroke. What they were able to do for us is priceless. As a nurse I see how they serve the community. They are doing God's work

 
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My child was in North Carolina when she suffered a set back after having a lung transplant and stroke. PALS arranged to have her grandfather flown from NY and the pilot was generous and kind enough to pick up her sister in Baltimore . Without their help they would never have been able to be with Her at such a critical time. We will never be able to repay Eileen Minogue, PALS or our kind pilot. The staff also was there to see my father off, helping him so much during a frightening and stressful time.

 
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In August 2012, my daughter was hospitalized in North Carolina. Her health took a dramatic down turn. If it was not for PALS she would never have been able to see her sister or grandfather before she passed away. We reached out to them from the hospital in desperation- without the time, energy or resources to be able to bring them to North Carolina. They found them a selfless volunteer to not only fly my elderly father from Long Island, but to also stop in Baltimore to retrieve my daughter. A compassionate pilot became an angel to us. . When you are living a nightmare to have such kind people reach out and throw you a lifeline like that gives you strength. We have never felt so grateful or cared for. These people all do Gods work. We will never forget the irreplaceable gift they gave to us.

Lisa Palleschi

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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The idea of PALS and what they stand for is amazing! Everyone involved has a heart of gold!

 
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The leadership of this organization is flexible, smart and willing to partner and work with other agencies. I've always had a good experience. When I heard that they were willing to fly in nearly a dozen of my kids coping with cancer for our camping program, I was excited but also nervous. PALS eased my fears and created phenomenal memories for our campers. I'm proud to be able to work with such a terrific and needed organization. 5 stars indeed!

 
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Pals was fantastic. The staff was extremely nice and great with acomadations. They were fantastic with the kids and reassured the parents of they're safety. You can not get any better then PALS.

 
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Trusting a complete stranger to take your precious child on a flight in a small airplane can be a little bit frightening. PALS walked us through the process allaying any fears that we had. They answered all of our questions and confirmed flight information multiple times. The pilot and co-pilot were wonderful who eased our fears as parents when we turned over our son to them for the flight. Our son told us afterwards that they were very friendly and explained the airplane to him and answered any questions they had. They made the flight enjoyable for him. Yes, he flew alone.
I definitely recommend this organization and their volunteers to anyone who can benefit from their services.

 
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I have been going to the Clevland Clinic in Ohio for 2 years now, this past year, have been there three times in 2 months. It was getting very costly for us, PALS came to my rescue and flew myself and my husband from Greenville Maine to Clevland Ohio and back!! Jim, the Pilot going too, and Arron and Mike the pilots coming home were all my angels this week! Thank you so very much! Many Blessing to everyone at PALS !! Without you, so many wouldn't make it to where they need to be..

 
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I can't sat enough about pals & how they've helped my son. We need to fly from new york to Boston for his medical treatment & pals has been instrumental in that! The pilots along with all the staff are caring & compassionate, they make a very stressful time a little less trying.

Thank you will never do it justice... from the bottom of our hearts thank you & G-d bless

sincerely
Honey Gross
A forever greatful mom!

 
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My husband Tom has used Pals to get to his much needed appointments in Philadelphia..Pals goes above and Beyond to offer such a great service for people in need ..Myself and Tom have been blessed to have met the many pilots that have flown us for Toms cancer treatments..We feel Pals has had a part in Toms cancerfree diagnoses..Thank You Pals for all that you do..

 
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I have been volunteering at Patient Airlift Services (PALS) for about 8 months. The patients and clients that utilize PALS services are often in crisis, and the staff is able to lend a helping hand to remove some of their burden. I have witnessed how professional and empathetic the staff is, they all truly care about every single patient that flies with them. They always go above and beyond to make things easier for the families they are assisting. The organization is able to remove the expensive barrier of transportation, that allows patients to access diagnostic testing, life saving surgeries, and cutting edge clinical trials that represent hope to patients dealing with life threatening illnesses. Patient Airlift Services is completely transparent in regards to their financials and they stretch every dollar donated. It is an organization that donors can feel comfortable contributing to, knowing their money is going exactly where they intended. As a volunteer, they have allowed me to work on projects that interest me and the staff has gone above and beyond to show their appreciation for my assistance. I highly recommend volunteering with PALS, becoming a donor or utilizing their services. It is an amazing organization providing a life saving service with a smile.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

As a pilot of 45 years, flying patients for PALS is the best flying experience I've ever had. Having flown 40+ missions I truly know how fortunate I am to be able to excersize my privelages as command pilot to help others in need.
The most frustrating part is realizing that far too many people in need of our services don't know they exist. There's never a limit as to how many times a patient can fly with us and the is never any charge.

 
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