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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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

Programs: Air compassion for veterans provides no-cost, long-distance medical air transportation for financially needy veterans and/or family patients requiring access to distant, specialized, medical evaluation, diagnosis (see schedule o)

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

revjohn

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am honored to serve as a Community Representative and Board Member for ACV relating the stories of veterans and their adversely affected family members that have received free medically-related air transportation. ACV offers air transportation to PTSD, TBI, Substance abuse, service dogs, counseling, medical treatment facilities and adaptive sports events. ACV is on the front lines of combatting veteran suicides (22 per day) by transporting high risk veterans to partnering facilities. ACV is a 501 (c) (3) charity founded in 2006. Nearly 50,000 trips have been provided thanks to our partner, American Airlines.

Previous Stories
5

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

10

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

7

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

11

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

10 gib

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

12 drbvr84

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

8

Board Member

Rating: 4

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