Luke's Wings, Inc.
Rating: 4.82 stars 34 reviews
Location: 1238 Wisconsin Ave NW, Suite 401 Washington DC 20007 USA
Results: Luke's Wings was incorporated in January, 2008. Between January 2008 and December 2010, Luke's Wings raised $211,679 from donations, sponsorships, and (fundraising) ticket sales. With that revenue, Luke's Wings booked 240 airplane tickets to bring loved ones to the bedsides of our wounded warriors currently recovering all over the country. 2011 proved to be a banner year, raising $960,976 and spending more than $123,000 on flights for our wounded warrior families.
Target demographics: Wounded Warriors, Veterans in Hospice Care & Texas Veterans (Grant)
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1000
Geographic areas served: National & International, when requested.
Programs: The Wounded Warrior Transportation Assistance Program (W.W.T.A.P.) - Luke’s Wings flies families in and out of military hospitals, but also flies Wounded Warriors home for Christmas, alive days, birthdays, major life events, or just whenever. This service helps ensure that every Wounded Warrior is supported by their family as they recover. In order to deliver this program, Luke’s Wings has partnered with ten (10) military hospitals across the country, as well as the USO, Red Cross, and United Way. Veterans in Hospice Care Transportation Assistance Program - Luke’s Wings flies families into Hospice Care facilities when a Veteran is ready to pass away. This service helps ensure that every Veteran is always surrounded by loving family and friends during their final days and hours (and is never alone when they pass away). This allows them to say their goodbyes and allows them to reconcile their differences. It is a service we hold very dear to our hearts, as we know we are providing a final salute to the greatest generation that ever lived (our WWII Veterans) and those who should have been treated better all along (our Vietnam Veterans). In order to deliver this program, Luke’s Wings has partnered with the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) and their 300 partners to deliver this offer to over 300,000 veterans currently residing in senior living communities across the country.
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Unfortunately, Luke's Wings exists primarily to facilitate the founder's colossal ego. He uses the organization as an excuse to parade himself around the "charity" social scene. The central purpose of these events are for the founder to present himself front and center and pat himself on the back. The wounded warriors in wheelchairs become an accessory for photo ops... and your donations to this group will only provide more support for his narcissistic agenda.
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