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  

6 people found this review helpful

The expression compassion, certainly applies to this incredible organization. The dedication of all those involved surpasses any other efforts, certainly from the US Government, to be SURE that these men and women who have given their ALL to serve this country and protect it's citizens are taken care of! Three cheers!

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

attending the fund raising events given each year~

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have flown numerous missions as an ACV mission pilot and can tell you it is most satisfying to fly service men in need to places where they need medical help or to join their loved ones. The most recent memorable ACV mission involved transport a very grateful soldier to a Heros and Halos event in VA Beach in the fall 2009. Eric Edmundson was wounded in Iraq and after he's partial recovery, came to speak at the annual Heros and Halos event in VA Beach. He and particularly has family, were simply amazing a an inspiration to everyone they met

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

helping others less fortunate that I threw my flying skills to get to hospital and places of medical care

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have been very impressed with the leadership of this organization. They do bring great "compassion" to their mission and appear to execute very well on it.

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

very dedicated and passionate about their mission.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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6 people found this review helpful

This organization is by far the #1 nonprofit providing charitable air transportation to wounded veterans and/or veteran family members FREE of charge. The compassion which they show and the passion in which they serve is Americanism at its finest!

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

The camaraderie of those serving to help the cause.

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

Dedicated, motivated and devoted.

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

Serve more of our wounded soldiers, sailors, and airmen.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I served 35 years in the US Army and served in combat on two separate deployments. I am a veteran of the Vietnam War. I have witnessed first hand the casualties on the battlefield as well as the casualties the service men and their families endure on a continuing basis back home. The Air Compassion for Veterans (ACV) plays a major role in seeing that these casualties are in fact taken care of and provide an extremely important service by providing transportation to the wounded warriors and their families to receive critical specialized medical treatment. If it were not for ACV some of these patients would not receive the care they so desparetly need due to the lack of government funds. The ACV is one of the most worthy organizations we have today supporting the wounded warriors.

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

listening to the reports on various missions that are performed.

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

Observing the care and efficiency in which the ACV carries out its day to day mission.

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

Extremely professional and caring for their patients and ensuring that they get to the proper care they need.

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

expand its operation and cover those patients that currently are not covered due to the lack of funding.

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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5 people found this review helpful

The mother of a deployed service member had been trying, unsuccessfully, to get help to fly from Maryland to Washington state to be with her family after the death of her sons infant son. Discouraged, her friend asked, have you called Air Compassion?" The reply she heard when she asked for help was "when do you need to leave?" The rest is history. She was able to be at the side of her son during a time of family grief.

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

Reading thank you letters from recipients and receiving phone calls of thanks.

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

Seeing our wounded warriors receiving free air transportation for their healing.

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

Dedicated, committed, hard-working. It's more than a job for them.

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

Provide more free air travel for our honored veterans who deserve the best we can offer them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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