AIR COMPASSION FOR VETERANS

Rating: 4.96 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 4620 Haygood Rd Ste 1 Virginia Bch VA 23455 USA

Mission: The mission and purpose of Air Compassion for Veterans (ACV) is to ensure that no financially stressed wounded warrior or their adversely affected family member(s) is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, counseling or rehabilitation for lack of financial means for long-distance medical air transportation.  ACV is committed to the ongoing healing process of our wounded warriors and will provide transport for activities that aid in the process.
Results: Over 14,000 flights have been provided for wounded warriors and their adversely affected family members in the past 40 months.
Target demographics: Wounded warriors and their adversely affected family members needing transportation for medical, counseling and rehabilitation services.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,000
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

As the wife of an Angel Flight pilot, I had the honor of participating in ACV's "Halos and Heroes" 2008 fly-in. It was truly an honor to meet and provide tranportation for these wounded warriors from Walter Reed. To listen to their stories, to gain a glimmer of what these soldiers and their families have endured, was inspirational. It was the greatest pleasure to transport just one couple away from the hospital, surgeries, recoveries and rehab requirements for just a few days. Heidi and the crew from ACV are dedicated to arranging whatever is necessary to get our veterans (and their families) transportation for medical services or a simple respite from the long recovery process. Their compassion for our wounded warriors and their passion for the services provided, fundraising, and promoting public awareness (as we first met at the information booths during the Andrews Air Show) are an example to be followed by all. We truly need more people to step up and help out the way these folks do.

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

seeing the faces, smiles, and gratitude of the wounded warriors and their families.

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

it was inspirational. Upon returning from Halos and Heroes 2008, my family and I increased our work with local schools and veterans clubs to organize donations for our soldiers and their families.

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

extremely friendly, well educated, knowledgeable, highly motivated, thoroughly dedicated, and driven to serve our veterans/wounded warriors and their families. Their commitment and passion is inspiring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Outstanding organization that provides a much-needed service to our veterans, with a compassionate staff. Thank you for all you do for our veterans!

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

fantastic!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

We have hosted an annual event at our aviation museum in Virginia Beach, where we have seen first hand the fine work that Air Compassion does with such veterans. We congratulate them on their efforts and wish them continued success. Gerald Yagen, President Military Aviation Museum 4455 South Boulevard Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 - USA www.MilitaryAviationMuseum.org www.FighterFactory.com

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

working with them for fundraising an an annual museum event.

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

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

extremely enthusiastic and very creative in their plannings.

Ways to make it better...

we could have advertised the fund raising event more.

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

What a great organization this is for people in need. Seldom do you think about the difficulties people face in a crisis, but when you experience it firsthand you understand. This organization is there when you need it and was a godsend to us in our time of need.

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

a family tragedy

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

not make any

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

the help it provided

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

helpful, knowledgeable and compassionate

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

do wonders.

Ways to make it better...

was fine

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

the economy

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

I would recommend this charity to everyone I know.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

While I have never personally used ACV, I know people who have and they rave about it. What a great service to those who served our country. Please keep up the wonderful work you do and I encourage everyone to support this organization in every way possible.

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

Georgia

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

the joy it has brought my friends and colleagues.

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

Fantastic

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

tell more people about the services they offer and they could serve more people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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