Veterans Airlift Command

Rating: 4.97 stars   138 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Veterans

Location: 5775 Wayzata Blvd Ste 700 Saint Louis Park MN 55416 USA

Mission: The Veterans Airlift Command provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes through a national network of volunteer aircraft owners and pilots. Our priority is on the veterans of Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). As capacity allows, our mission will expand to serve veterans of other conflicts.
Geographic areas served: National
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-4567769
952-582-2911
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

VAC has provided much needed transportation services for wounded veterans served by our program. They have been responsive and dedicated to providing not only the service, but also making sure that the clients are afforded the respect and care they deserve.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This organization headed by one of my heors Walt Fricke has been a life saver for many w wounded and his family. I just cannot say enough about Veterans Airlift Command and hope all get a chance to donate. You will not regret it. Much love and Angel wing hugs to VAC wingtip to wingtip. Patti Patton-Bader Soldiers Angels

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

The have helped get wounded heroes to their families and more.

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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4 people found this review helpful

I am a social worker at a VAMC and have used Veterans Airlift Command several times to send injured Veterans and Servicemembers home to visit family and friends as many of them are far away from family while they are being treated for injuries. In my experience, Veterans Airlift Command has been very accomodating to my patients' wishes and needs. Many of the patients have also expressed not only enjoying their trip home, but enjoying the flight and the pilots. Your kindness and compassion toward the Veterans and Servicemembers we treat is much appreciated.

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

Appreciation the veterans and servicemembers express in having been able to visit family/friends.

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

Expand it.

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

Kindess and compassion of the staff.

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

Awesome

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

Connect more families separated by tragedy

Ways to make it better...

Nothing

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

Probably funding???

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

Thank you!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

As the case manager for the military outreach program at the Shepherd Center, Atlanta (the Share Initiative), I have had extremely positive experiences working with Veterans Airlift Command. They have assisted in flying veterans as well as active duty service members and their families to our TBI/ PTSD treatment program, and have also been very flexibile in developing transportation schedules to allow our clients to commute between our program and their homes if their treatment focus is the transition back into the home. This allows our clients to apply and practice routines and strategies acquired in our program into in their home environments and then provide feedback upon their return to treatment. Veteran's Airlift Command has been extremely flexible and has been able to assist us with rather complicated flight schedules and destinations (e.g., Atlanta to South Dakota) on short notice and free of charge to our clients. Our clients with PTSD appreciate not having to fly from large, busy airports on commercial airlines and have had very positive experiences with the personal attention of the Veterans Airlift Command Pilots.

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

their flexibility, dedication and amazing ability to accommodate our program and client's needs.

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

very professional, caring and compassionate.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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