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AIR COMPASSION FOR VETERANS
March 29, 2010

As the wife of an Angel Flight pilot, I had the honor of participating in ACV's "Halos and Heroes" 2008 fly-in. It was truly an honor to meet and provide tranportation for these wounded warriors from Walter Reed. To listen to their stories, to gain a glimmer of what these soldiers and their families have endured, was inspirational. It was the greatest pleasure to transport just one couple away from the hospital, surgeries, recoveries and rehab requirements for just a few days. Heidi and the crew from ACV are dedicated to arranging whatever is necessary to get our veterans (and their families) transportation for medical services or a simple respite from the long recovery process. Their compassion for our wounded warriors and their passion for the services provided, fundraising, and promoting public awareness (as we first met at the information booths during the Andrews Air Show) are an example to be followed by all. We truly need more people to step up and help out the way these folks do.

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

seeing the faces, smiles, and gratitude of the wounded warriors and their families.

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

it was inspirational. Upon returning from Halos and Heroes 2008, my family and I increased our work with local schools and veterans clubs to organize donations for our soldiers and their families.

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

extremely friendly, well educated, knowledgeable, highly motivated, thoroughly dedicated, and driven to serve our veterans/wounded warriors and their families. Their commitment and passion is inspiring.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public & Helped transport a wounded soldier and his wife.