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  

10 people found this review helpful

I recently had the opportunity to hear first hand from a wounded Marine Captain the significant impact Air Compassion for Vets made in the lives of him and his family. Suffering from severe PTSD, ACV was able to get him to a treatment center in a different state. This allowed him to get the first class treatment he deserved as well as assist in his reintegration with his family. To see the difference it made for him and family was priceless.

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

Knowing that people are getting the care they need regardless of their financial situation.

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

Guarrantee that all vets and their families would get to any treatment facility needed.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Air Compassion is a great organization dedicated to helping our wounded warriors get transportation to quality medical care. One of the best non-profit orgainizations I know of!

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

securing transportation for PTSD sufferers

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

the small bureaucracy and lack of red tape to get help

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with ACV for about 2 years. I could write pages and pages about the work that they do and the veterans they have helped. I do not have direct experiences to write about. However, I do have experince with nonprofits and the people that make them tick. I listen to the stories,the work and witness the dedication of the leadership. From my point of view, organizations survive because of their resiliency. In these times of economic challenges, ACV does not complain about lack of funding, instead they chose to work harder coming up with ways to continue their mission. We are lucky to have our veterans, our veterans are lucky to have ACV.

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

Witnessing the dedication of the leadership.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Served 30 years in the Air Force including two combat tours. Personally experienced the trauma and stress that affects our men and women wounded in combat. ACV flys our wounded warriors to/from specialized treatment centers when no other organization is equipped to do so. ACV also provides air transport for a wounded warrior's family members to with them at the treatment facility. It is my privilege to support ACV financially and as a member of an affliated board.

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

angels and heroes in thier own right. The pilots donate their time and aircraft willingly to fly these woulnded warriors. The staff of ACV are true "behind the scene" patriots as they insure each warrior is taken care of.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I'm a retired Naval Officer and combat verteran as a Naval Aviator during Desert Storm. I am involved in other organizations that are both for profit and non profit, and I can safely say that I have more passion for what I see ACV doing than I do for anything else I do on a daily basis. The commitment, dedication and effort everyone puts into this much needed outreach and Mission is incomparable.

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

See the results of their efforts with our wounded warriors and their families

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

the caliber of the people

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

The most dedicated I've ever seen

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

Be self sufficient in help more and more families

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I am a VietNam and Desert Shield/ Desert Storm veteran. I am proud to serve as a member of the ACV Board of Directors. ACV is a safety net for our wounded warriors provding them and their family members with cost free medically related air tranportation when DoD and VA resources are not available. An OIF wounded warrior that I befriended was helped twice by ACV. I know of no better charity helping out wounded warriors than ACV.

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

reading the letters of appreciation from wounded warriors, helping a wounded warrior obtain air transportation and serving on the Board of Directors.

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

the commitment and care given to each of our veterans.

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

kind, compassionate, caring and passionately veteran oriented.

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

continue its work for at least five years to accomodate the growing numbers of wounded warriors with PTSD an TBI.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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12 people found this review helpful

Never have I seen so few (volunteers) do so much for our veterans in their time of need with so much compassion and so few funds. When the goverment services are not timely or not available Air Compassion for Veterans steps in ( by invitation ) to see that medical services are available at some distant location and transports the wounded warrior and his family at no cost.

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

Transport of my wife for open heart surgery at Cleveland Clinic (and return). Timing and ease for the"patient"and me was critical and done so well by the flight crew(volunteers) Coordination of services at both ends of trip was seemless and appropriate

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

caring compassionate and professional

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  

8 people found this review helpful

The area on Donations "Could" lead one to believe that the lowest dollar donation is $330. I would rework that area to clearly state donations no matter how small would be appreciated

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

reciving reports on it's activities.

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

add a public relations person.

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

The dedication of those in the trenches working with the veterans every day

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

professional and eager to serve

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

not only serve more veterans, but b uild a public relations campaign such that funding would not always be a major concern.

Ways to make it better...

NA

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

Getting itself in front of the Public

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

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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