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Luke's Wings, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Luke’s Wings was founded in 2008 after learning that the government does not always provide flights for family or loved ones to be bedside after a service member is injured. This is where Luke’s Wings steps in to fill the gap for the months and years ahead. Families are completely on their own to travel back and forth between their everyday lives and their new reality. Luke’s Wings provides complimentary airfare to wounded, ill, and injured service members, veterans and their loved ones keeping military families connected during recovery and rehabilitation. These flights bring mental, physical, emotional, and financial support, empowering wounded service members to overcome challenges they face every step of the way. While individual donations can be made directly through our website, www.lukeswings.org, Luke's Wings also encourages corporations to share in our thanks to our service men and women through corporate sponsorships.

Results: Luke's Wings was incorporated in January 2008. That first year, we provided just 19 flights to military families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. As of October 2021, we have provided over 13,000 flights to our Nation's heroes. As we prepare to celebrate 10 years serving wounded warriors and veterans, we continue to expand our reach in the military community through adapting our programs and developing new relationships with families, hospitals and donors alike.Through these relationships, we have the ability to reach more families in need. To commemorate a decade of service, our team has made a commitment to providing 1,000 flights to military families across the country in 2018. There are countless heartwarming stories of families helped by Luke’s Wings and while each one is different, they all have a common core; the impact loved ones have on the mental, emotional and physical state of our heroes. By supporting Luke’s Wings, you will provide a specific service that has an immeasurable impact. Join our community of supporters and help us #keepthemflying today!

Target demographics: Luke’s Wings provides complimentary airfare to wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their loved ones during recovery and rehabilitation.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 1,000

Geographic areas served: National & International, when requested.

Programs: The Wounded Warrior Transportation Assistance Program (W.W.T.A.P.) - Luke’s Wings provides complimentary airfare to post 9/11 combat wounded warriors and their loved ones during recovery and rehabilitation. This program ensures that every wounded service member is supported by their loved ones as they recovery; regardless of geographical location. Additionally, this program provides airfare to service members receiving on-going treatments after retiring or discharge. 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 (H.T.A.P.) - Luke’s Wings flies loved ones 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. 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 World War II veterans) and those who should have been treated better all along (our Vietnam Veterans). Special Operations Command Transportation Assistance Program (S.O.T.A.P.) - In 2012, Luke’s Wings created a separate program line to provide emergency flights for the families of our service members who are injured on special missions. Luke’s Wings is honored to be a resource for Special Operations Forces within the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) – Care Coalition.

Community Stories

100 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Luke's Wings and find their mission incredibly admirable. They give their all to helping our nation's service members and their family members be together during recovery and rehabilitation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with Luke's Wings and was super impressed by the passion of its employees and their dedication to the mission. They are doing fantastic work and seem to only be getting stronger.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Luke's Wings has a very meaningful mission, supported by a wonderfully professional staff. Everything I know about the organization's purpose and manner of conducting business is a testament to the dedication of their staff and their commitment to helping military families come together in times of need. Great team!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Have had the chance this year to work a bit with Luke's Wings and their great team. They do a fantastic job of supporting a very important community in this country. Keep up the good work!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the honor and privilege to volunteer my time with Luke's Wings and the service that they do is incredible!!

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate enough this year to become involved in this wonderful organization, and it has been a truly incredible, touching experience. Luke's Wings, at its core, is about compassion and giving back to those that have already given so much for all of us--a mission that speaks strongly to me personally, and I would wager is meaningful to all of us. Such an amazing organization and group of people!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Luke's Wings mission is vital to the military community. The program's team goes above and beyond to help the beneficiaries!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Luke's Wings has one of the most critical missions within the military nonprofit community. Our nations heroes deserve as much support as possible, most certainly throughout their recovery and rehabilitation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was given the opportunity to intern at Luke’s Wings and it was such a great experience. I was the development and events intern and knew that I was going to learn so much from Luke’s Wings. It was so much fun getting to know the team and my fellow interns and work together on new ideas for events and fundraising ideas. I loved helping out and attending the Luke’s Wings Golf Classic event, where I was able to meet some of the beneficiaries and see how much Luke’s Wings means to our fellow veterans. I’m so glad I got to spend my summer with the Luke’s Wings team and can’t wait to help in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned for Luke's Wings this summer while in college and it was one of the most rewarding experiences. The team was extremely welcoming to me and care so deeply about their cause. What struck me the most was the personal connections that they make with the beneficiaries and how evident it is that they work hard to not only complete their mission but to do everything they can to make the service members and families feel comfortable and cared for while traveling during stressful times. I look forward to working with this organization in the future and cannot wait to see where it goes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a blessing. I put in a request for my husband and I, not knowing what the outcome would be. As there is so much scams going on currently due to the pandemic I had to start over fresh with a new phone number/email. I am weary on what sites to visit, where to put my information and such. However, i put a request in with limited information as, I was wiling/able to provide documents, if needed. I explained my need for flights and our circumstances and Within a couple days, they contacted us to let us know of the approval of our flight. Thank you for helping the military community reconnect and enjoy our days, with a blessing of flights. I appreciate the good news!!!

Milena De La Hoz

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are always there for us, anytime we need them even to hear my complaints with complications in life, they are always there to support our family, thank you so much for everything you do for us and all of the families that goes through you guys to find some sort of release to see their loved ones.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband retired medically on 2012 and recently we found out that he is having more complications to his prosthesis and since my mother-in-law is scared of flying Luke's Wings donated airplane tickets for my husband to see his mom before the surgeries starts again. We are so greatful of you guys because it means so much to him and her to be together and she even blessed him the day we were leaving Miami. He had the oportunity to share quality time with his nieces and nephews; this trip meant the world to us, we never stressed in the fact of driving almost 18 hours one way just to get and stay 2 or 3 days. For all of these points we are indebted to you guys. Again thank you for this awesome time.

1 Brandi N. L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Luke’s wings goes above and beyond to cater to military families. These ladies are a power force for good. I will always stand behind them 100%. Not only are the true to their word, but they check in periodically after helping the families. They honestly all have amazing hearts and it truly shows! Thank you gals for everything!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lukes wings have always been so great to me and my family. Spending 5 years in the hospital and my family having to go back and forth can get quite expensive but without a doubt likes wings was always there without question. They are always so kind and professional and it's not just a organization they truly care and want to get to know you as a person, as well as your family....

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Lukes wings for helping my daughter & I travel to go see my son who was wounded in combat in Afghanistan. Due to only having one income as my husband is my sons caregiver with no monetary compensation finances have been tight. Thank to Lukes wings I was able to see my son & husband as my sons is recovering from his injuries he sustained. My family & I are truly grateful!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first got involved with Luke's Wings, it was clear right from the start how much they care about the people they help. They go above and beyond to make sure these service members AND their families are taken care of, no matter the circumstances. If they can't help for any reason, they make sure they are not alone in the process, referring them to more suitable organizations or providing additional resources to help them in their time of need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My brother, Terry, means so much to our family. Years ago he came home from his time overseas serving in the army, and he was struggling in many areas of his life. We are thankful for how the VA hospital in Ann Arbor, MI helped him and then they let him start a VA council and a Vet to Vet program so he could help other vets. We were so proud of him.

In August we received a phone call that Terry had stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Soon Terry had to move into the VA hospice care, and then we were told that he many only have weeks to live. It was a sad time. Terry loved his family and we knew he would be encouraged if they could visit him. However, financially it didn't seem possible for our family to fly to be with Terry and our cars are old and unreliable to make the trip. Then someone gave me the phone # to Luke's Wings, and I called them right away. They were kind, compassionate, and very helpful to provide (through their donors) a way for our family to fly to be together with Terry in his final days. It was the greatest gift to our veteran brother and to us to be able to be with him. He felt so loved and he knew he was not alone. We got to be there to hold his hand, to laugh and cry with him, to share favorite memories, to read God's Word and pray and sing with him...even as he passed on into eternity to be with the Lord. Then we were there to help with his sweet daughter ... and with his touching memorial service held at the VA hospital auditorium. We thank God for Luke's Wings...for providing us flights to get our family together during the painful, yet precious time with our brother in VA hospice care. We highly recommend Luke's Wings, and we are truly humbled and blessed by their gracious help in our time of need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have helped our family so much! My family was with my sister throughout her treatment because of them. They are amazing! ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

Luke’s Wings is a great org that was created out of a desire to serve. It makes me reflect on the role of elder in the Bible. In 1 Timothy 3, this is a true saying, “If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.” I learned of Luke’s Wings back in 2009. They were willing fly a wounded warrior home to continue care.
I later began a receipent during my rehab at Walter Reed. They support Luke’s Wings provides is swift and seamless for individual(s) in need.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

This is by far one of the best Charities that directly impacts Veterans and their families without a lot of red tape, and the very best staff at assessing their travel needs

Marie G.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Luke ‘s Wings is an amazing organization that done beyond and above for my family. Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

Luke's Wings provided a last minute flight for my son to come be with his dying dad. The staff was very efficient, helpful, and caring in their mission. They went above and beyond just providing a flight by offering comfort and friendship to our family in our darkest time. Their mission is so incredibly impactful on families such as ours. Luke's Wings is simply the best and deserves to be on the GreatNonprofits.org list.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Luke's Wing is amazing! While my husband was dying they flew our son in to be with his dad before he passed. One of their staff members went out of her way to bring a strawberry Chick-fil-A shake when she heard that was his favorite. I can't say enough good things about this organization! You truly soar above all others! Thank you for all you do to help bring family members to those in need when it matters most.

Miguel A A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Always willing to help. One of the most honest people i have meet.

uri1zen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege to volunteer at the 10 year Gala on April 7, 2018 and what a tremendous experience. I'll miss a few names but Darian, Samantha, Katie, and Dakota were so busy behind scenes, getting us, the volunteers, up and running with all of our roles in the event like check in and check out, being a runner and helping people at the auction.
A real benefit was getting to speak to some of the veterans and that was very rewarding. It was so powerful that it prompted to visit Arlington the next day. I can't say enough for what they do and how they help our veterans. I look forward to future volunteering event with Luke's Wings.

Debra S.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A truly amazing and selfless team that works to re-unite wounded soldiers with their loved ones. I have never seen a more dedicated team.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm a proud Marine dad. My son was severely injured at war in Afghanistan and was hospitalized for over 3 years recovering from his wounds. My wife lost her job. I was self employed with 6 children at home still in school depending on us and I did my best to hold down my household but money was stretched out. When my son was injured, I didn't know what to do. All the kids wanted to be with their brother but how?? How... lukes wings is how. We are a very close family and to have an organization like lukes wings to care to bring families together when their injured family member need them most is incredible. Thank you lukes wings you inspired my son to want to recover by bringing us with him.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Carlos Lopez and I'm the father of an injured Marine who's hospitalized in Maryland recovering from multiple injuries endured while in combat in Afghanistan last April. Words cannot express the gratitude my whole family feels within our hearts having Luke's wings there to assist our family with flights so we can care for our loved ones needs. Without their outstanding assistance, flights would be impossible for us. I can't imagine my son progressing in his recovery as he has and is doing had he gone through all he has alone. Luke's wings providing my wife with flights to care for him and to come home and care for all of us has elevated us from one of many worries. And for that I will always be thankful. I've witnessed some go through this transition alone and it's very sad and different compared to the ones blessed with family members caring for them. The efforts Luke's wings puts into bringing families together is exceptually awesome! I'm grateful because I can only imagine by what I've witnessed that their job is not easy but by their faces I can tell its rewarding to them to do what they do. Thank you likes wings team!

Jessica M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son, Sgt Joshua Lopez (ret), is the eldest of seven. He was a well behaved child, very athletic, and made good grades. As a promise to his best friend after high school he enlisted in the US Marine Corp. On 3rd deployment to Afghanistan he was severely injured and was hospitalized at Walter Reed in Maryland. I stayed to care for my son and therefore lost my job. My husband was / is self employed and our children were all still in school dependant on us. We lived pay check to pay check not able to afford flights to be by Joshua bed side and this is how we learnt of Lukes Wings. Joshua's moral for the 1st time was not so posiitve. So having family there seeing him through this tragic time of his life really played a positive role on his recovery. My son had over 40 surgeries. And although a hard decision, he chose to amputate his right lower leg. After each procedure Joshua struggled, he had difficult moments and needed us to boost his spirits. Keep him willing to fight to live. Without lukes wings I don't know how my son's outcome would have been but because of them, bringing us by his bed side time and time again, I know it made a world of difference and is why my son recovered well and is doing better in life. Lukes Wings works hard for our military. Thank you Lukes Wings! You are a blessing on our military families!! And we all love you guys so very much!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Jennifer Magerer was extremely helpful and polite, as she arranged my older brother to come visit me after not seeing me for quite some time due to my illness and service-connected disabilities whilst I was stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Luke's Wings is perfect and simple when it comes to mission and how they accomplish the mission and from a veteran to see civilians do that is just awesome and mind blowing. Keep it up Jennifer and Luke's Wings and thank you for your service to your Country.

Lyn B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was injured in Afghanistan on December 13, 2011. He lost both legs and had extensive damage to both hands/arms. He also had a traumatic brain injury. He was in a Coma for a month, in intensive care for the better part of two months and in the hospital inpatient/on campus outpatient for two years eleven months and fifteen days. During that time Luke’s Wings provided my family with well over thirty flights. My son is the oldest of six children. As you can imagine we were all devastated. We had no idea how our family was going to financially sustain this blow. We were a paycheck to paycheck family. That was also something we really didn’t have time to worry about at that particular moment. All our thoughts were focused on getting Christian stabilized. We were worried every minute of every day. The family wanted to come visit but the military doesn’t cover that type of expense. I was with Christian but the rest of the family was back in Tennessee. It was exhausting to think about. Luke’s Wings stepped in and provided the first of many flights for my husband and Christian’s grandmother to come to see him in March of 2012. That was the beginning of a long and lasting relationship with Luke’s Wings. Not only did they provide flights but also participated in milestone events like the first steps on prosthetics and first public outings. Fast forward to October 2017, nearly 6 years later and we are still in touch with the staff of Luke’s Wings which I now call family. They provided us with so much during those six years but nothing as important as the friendship we share.

Sheila Herrick B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Luke's Wings provided many flights for my family so we could support my brother, and Army Sargent, in his recovery from wounds he sustained in Afghanistan. I truly believe that us being able to be by his side during his recovery was not just physical support, but emotional support and it was vital to his recovery. I had the honor of accompanying my brother to the Luke's Wings Gala and it was an amazing experience!

Katie H.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It’s a great thing they do for wounded warriors and vets

Donor

Rating: 5

Stumbled upon Lukes Wing Gala fundraiser and thought why, not. Went to the fundraiser not expecting much since I have gone to so many, I was wrong. The passion, the involvement, the commitment was seen by everyone there. The stories and the impact was from the heart, not a publicity stunt, even if the nonprofit raised nothing, they made the people there involved in the passion for the mission to help others. I have been going to the Lukes Wings Gala ever since, not really for the items being donated, but to get me feeling alive again, that people are making a difference, against great challenges, Lukes Wings will move mountains to make you feel alive again!

Kristen Linde M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The organization and all the people involved are incredible. They make it easy, in a time of stress to be able to have family either brought to you or the ability to go to them. My husband has been a patient at Walter Reed since May,dealing with surgery and complication due to combat related amputation. I hadn’t been able to see my 18 year old daughter in almost 6 months and she needed her Mom, as we are from AZ. Once we were vetted, the process was painless and within 24 hours had someone contact me to book a flight. This took the stress out of a moment of uncertainty with a quickness. Would recommend supporting this group over so many others. They truly make life easier for those dealing with unexpected stresses as well as expenses.

Lisa V.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t even begin to describe how grateful I am for Luke’s Wings!! Over the past few years they flew our boys in to Walter Reed/Bethesda so we could be a normal family while my husband recovered there! Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthdays were not missed in the 2 years we were separated!! Always grateful for those precious moments spent with our sweet boys!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organizations is one of the greatest that I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. My late husband, a Captain in the Army, was being treated for a very painful bone cancer at Walter Reed in Bethesda, MD. We knew that unfortunately, a cure was not to be... While we were there, our families were living in Florida. Financially it was difficult to have them with us as often as we needed them. Luke's Wings stepped in graciously so many times so that both of our families could be with us until the very end and they even flew us out to Hawaii so that my husband could attend one last St. Barb's ball where he received The Honorable Order of Saint Barbara. If it weren't for Luke's Wings, we would have had to battle so many things alone and he would not have gotten that last chance of seeing so many of his best friends and soldiers. This organization will forever be dear to mine and our families hearts.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The creation of Luke's Wings, from the founder to the entire staff, should be praised for all that they do. Not only do they do an outstanding job uniting our wounded service members with family and friends, but they do it with a passion that is matchless. They do so much more for each person they support than their website even describes...and they do it with heart and soul. They are tireless patriots who stop at nothing to accomplish their mission. I have seen countless families and friends united over the years, and that is a service that only Luke's Wings provides. The enormous scale of their support is over the top. They never stop. 365 days of the year they are bringing people together. When you are hospitalized, your recovery depends on the support of loved ones, and that means friends as well as family. Luke's Wings is the best. At the top of their field. No one does it better.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Though I am not a member of the military nor a family member of a wounded warrior, I do spend considerable time with both. I have witnessed on countless occasions the evidence of the joy and gratitude of those wounded and their friends and families as they share time together that otherwise would not be possible. Luke's Wings makes that possible. Where some organizations only transport immediate family, Luke's Wings brings friends together as well. Friends are a crucial part of the healing process. God bless this organization for their work in connecting these families and friends. The personal service and dedication of each of their employees is clearly a passion with each of them. Whenever anyone asks who they should donate their hard earned dollars to I always recommend Luke's Wings!

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Tanya A.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been working with Luke’s Wings as a volunteer for a number of years and the work they do is phenomenal. They are always putting those they serve at the forefront of all they do and are meeting a real need in the military community.

Kayla B.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Luke’s Wings has been there for my family in a way that no other organization has been. They’ve made sure that we’ve had access to family whenever we need them even from states away while my husband is recovering from multiple serious injuries. We wouldn’t be where we are today without them!

Jose A R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They have always been there for me when I needed it the most. They made it possible to be reunited with my family on several occasions. Which has helped me tremendously with my medical care. Thank you Luke’s Wings for all that you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lukes Wings is an awesome group. Thanks to them i have been able to have my daugthers with me in the summer, after 2 years been away from them because of deployment and health threatments at Walter Reed National Military Hospital. I am from PR and my mother is an ill elderly woman, because of the huricane she is having a hard time, and again, thanks to this guys sbe will be able to travel here to stay with me until things get better at the island.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Luke's Wings is a great nonprofit that works hard to give Veterans and their families support when they need it most. As the President of Hogs And Heroes Maryland 1 chapter I can attest that Luke's Wings is a nonprofit that is strives to raise awareness and funding for Veteran needs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband, Heath, was injured in July of 2011 while serving in Afghanistan. At the time, I was living in Boston for the summer and enjoying my first ever internship. Little did I know that my life was about to change. With the help of Luke's Wings and other generous NGOs I was able to see Heath frequently throughout his recovery in Georgia.

As a college student I had little to no funds to fly myself to Augusta, GA and wasn't even able to rent a car without a huge fee; taking flying to Atlanta and renting a car off the table. Luckily, I didn't have to worry about that for too long because Luke's Wings stepped in. Luke's Wings strengthened our relationship, it was actually on one of my Luke's Wings trips that he asked me to marry him. I was able to be a part of his recovery while still working towards my degree. We also adopted our first dog together on one of my Luke's Wings trips.

Big hearts, great people, awesome support. Plus, they all genuinely care about each and every person they serve.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've had a chance to meet the (tiny but mighty!) staff of Luke's Wings and am in awe of how much they are able to accomplish with so little overhead. By keeping their team small, they are able to devote a huge portion of their incoming donations to their mission of keeping veterans connected to a support network. Despite their small staff size, they are able to respond to veteran requests very quickly, and the veterans I've spoken to who have benefited from Luke's Wings have nothing but praise for both the general operation and the wonderful women who staff it.

2 Aubrey R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a wounded warrior who was in need of transportation help to get my daughter to me so that she could spend time with me to help facilitate my healing. I did not have the financial capability to do that at the time. Luke's Wings was able to help me and I was able to have much needed time with my daughter. Without their help this would not have been possible. I am eternally thankful for their help and hope they can help many more Service Members.

1 Susan514

Donor

Rating: 5

Luke's Wings is an amazing organization! They strive for excellence in serving our Wounded Warriors by taking care of the major and minor details so desperately needed, but often overlooked. The fact that they provide flights for loved ones of our wounded heroes so they can be by their side during the recovery process is priceless. The touch of a hand, the warmth of a kiss or just the presence of a loved one can work miracles that even modern medicine at times cannot accomplish. When you stop and think about the sacrifices these men and women have made, it is our duty to enhance their recovery and thank God we have Luke's Wings to make that happen. It is an organization I am proud to donate to, be involved with and watch as they continue to dedicate themselves and resources to make a difference in our military heroes' lives. All the events we have attended have been focused on the men and women whom they serve as well as uplifting, emotional and rewarding for those of us in attendance. You walk away knowing you have made a difference - what an awesome feeling! Thank you Luke's Wings!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic fundraising team

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization! We are elated with Luke's Wings support. Faced with a serious medical condition- a cancerous brain tumor, I became dependent upon my brother to take care of me. Luke's Wings made that support possible by funding multiple trips from Florida to Maryland. Also, the Luke's Wings staff was extremely friendly and focused on our well being, inviting us to exclusive events. As a veteran, I am extremely blessed to be eligible for such a fantastic program.
Anne-marie and Gary

2 Vinnie M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Facing my second spinal surgery in less than a year, and dealing with severe PTSD and a TBI, my family was concerned that my wife would not be able to take care of my children while giving me the care I needed, especially in the first critical week after surgery. Luke's Wings stepped in and offered to fly in my parents to assist with post surgical care and to aid with our family in a severe time and need. The folks at Luke's Wings were so wonderful, doing everything they could to work with my parents and get them flown in quickly and without any problems. They made such a large impact that my parents have even started donating their miles to the organization for their appreciation. In a time of so much red tape to prove your need and combat injuries, working with the staff at Luke's Wings were a blessing. They are an amazingly caring staff who just wants to take care of those veterans and their families that truly need it. We couldn't have done it without them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When my best friend, Adam Devine, lost both of his legs while serving overseas he was getting treatment at Walter Reed Hospital. Through the generosity of Luke's Wings I was able to visit Adam multiple times.

2 Sheila R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Registered Nurse and I work with Marines and Sailors who are Combat Casualties. I have called Luke's wings on several occasions on behalf of these Veterans and their families and Luke's Wings has been able to assist each and every time in getting them where they needed to go! Whether to visit their combat brothers and or family or even to go to medical evaluations! This is a top notch organization, where you can see what your donation dollars are doing.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to have been introduced to Luke's Wings at a Chamber event last summer. I was so impressed with their mission that I made a decision to get involved with their wonderful cause immediately. When you understand the sacrifices our American Heroes / Wounded Warriors have made for our country, it is a "no brainer" to choose this Non Profit to donate to. We have attended events, met the owners, met some of the Wounded Warriors and have seen firsthand the difference this organization is making!! Excellent organization, excellent cause, excellent mission. I am a business owner and have chosen Luke's Wings as the non-profit we support. I encourage others to do the same, Thank you Luke's Wings for working hard to take care of those who have taken care of us. God Bless the USA.

3 LuvMuffins H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lukes Wings a WONDERFUL organization and charity that has help us and our friends with travel on more than one occasion! They graciously serve the Veteran and Wounded Warrior po]ulation (of which we belong). They not only flew us from treatment in Virginia, but our youngest son and grandson from Connecticut to attend, as a family, our middle sons Air Force graduation. We never could have afforded it in our situation (full time rehab and medical care, maintaining what amounted to two homes on less than half our pre-deployment / pre-injury income). More recently, they flew my husbands Battle Buddy's daughter and grandchildren to Florida to see him before he passed away from cancer. There are countless others we know who have been blessed with air fare for themselves or family for anything as simple as a much needed visit and a hug to graduation to emergency needs and funerals. These are some of the most wonderful, caring, kind and generous people you will ever meet, and I am grateful we met them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was injured in July 2013 in the Nanghar Province, Afghanistan. We are from Wisconsin and get back when we can. With the help of Lukes Wings, Jennifer Magurer and Sandy, we have been able to be back for special occasions and truly important moments. We can't say "Thank You" enough for all their great work. Just recently I've met a lot of the other staff and volunteers from Lukes Wings, what can I say...Great group of people!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thus charity has helped many of my friends who were injured be qble to have family members close by and rushed employees are amazingly kind and involved.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

While my husband and I were at Walter Reed we could not financially afford to see our family all the way in Ca for the holidays. Luke's Wings were always there to help us when we needed to see our family, even if any emergency came up. We were able to contact them easily with no questions asked and then we were on a flight. This foundation is awesome at what they do.

2 Margaret72

Client Served

Rating: 5

On December 9,2011 our life's changed forever . My son was injured by an bomb . We had to make tough choices and one of us had to quit our job and go be by his side . I was it , I took wrong clothes and not even a jacket to dc. We couldn't afford to go shopping money was not there for anything even for my husband to come see my son . Jennifer with Luke's wings stepped up and was there for us . Her and Luke's wings made it possible for us to stay connected as a family . We have two boys and one was still in school in Texas so it was hard to be needed in both places ,,they are always there for us for anything they can help with and more . Please keep this group in your prayers and thoughts when donating , they truly use the funds for clients and not Hugh salaries for broad members . Thank you Margaret burleson

3 Gail59

Client Served

Rating: 5

In January of this year, 2015, I received a call from my sister in TX. My precious WWII Dad was in the process of passing from this life. Being Senior Citizens ourselves and in a financial bind, I called Luke's Wings. I spoke with a precious lady and by that evening, my husband and I were flying from MN to TX, at no cost to us. I did make it in time, even though my Dad couldn't respond much, I was able to speak to him, hug and kiss him and tell him how much I loved him.
I will be forever grateful to Luke's Wings for that opportunity to be with my Dad at that time. They are a wonderful service doing the best they can for not only the service people, but their families as well. It is one place the donations are used for the people, they do what they say they will do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Luke's Wings changes lives. Having met dozens of servicemembers and their families that have been provided with care by this organization, I can confidently say that there is a personal touch from the staff at Luke's Wings that simply does not exist in other nonprofits.

Lindsay and Jennifer oversee a top tier organization with minimal, and dedicated, staff. Not only does Luke's Wings provide hundreds of flight per year to needing families - but the organization often reaches out to those in need before they have a chance to make a request. Luke's Wings is a standout example of an organization that provides proactive, not just reactive, care. Because every day, the people who work there are looking for people to help.

I would challenge anyone to describe a nonprofit which has such an extraordinary record of care. And its beneficiaries are the very first ones to sing the praises of Luke's Wings. In my mind, there is no higher statement of an organization's success than one made by someone it has helped.

Luke's Wings goes far above and beyond the call of duty in helping servicemembers and their families. The staff forms personal relationships with them, months and sometimes years after they found them in their time of need.

Servicemembers are asked to potentially give their last full measure of devotion on the battlefield. And nothing less is required of their families. No one understands this better than the staff at Luke's Wings; and they deserve every possible public recognition and honor.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my husband was wounded, he was hospitalized for a long period and I was unable to be away from work for the entire time. Luke's Wings enabled us to cover the gaps by flying in family and friends to assist with his convalescence. The staff worked overtime to meet our requests for assistance- even the short-notice ones!- and always seemed happy to do it. We are so grateful for the help this nonprofit provided us during a difficult and trying time.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lukes wings is an amazing organization. They made it possible for my mother her sister and I to see my grandfather who was a Vietnam vet and on hospice. He lived in another state and his hospice nurses had informed us that he wasn't expected to make it more than a few days. Without Lukes Wings help we would not have been able to see him or say goodbye. What they did for us meant everything to my family. I could never thank them enough!

Josh O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Luke's Wings is one of the most amazing groups in the DC area. From the help with getting flights, to random Friday night ball games, I have never been disappointed or bored with the outcome. The team at Luke's Wings is a top notch group that actually and truly cares. #keepthemflying

Pete M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This organization has assisted numerous wounded combat vets. Every dollar is utilized for the veterans they assist.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is SGT Wilson. I am a Soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan in 2014, I wanted to write a little note letting others that might need help in their travels to visit family or friends.
I saw a segment on the "Today Show" about Lukes Wings expressing the desire to help reunite Service Members with their family's.
The process is very simple, in fact I filled out the form on my iPhone. I heard back from a representative of Lukes Wings witching 24hrs, they worked with and around my Leave dates and I have been able to visit my family on different occasions.
I'd just like to add they have a wonderful staff of people there one of which is named Jennifer Meager who helped me even on her day off... I can't express enough gratitude for Lukes Wings !

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi there !! I am a combat veteran that is currently undergoing a multitude of different treatments to care for myself as I have a Traumatic brain injury. I am currently doing many therapies and spend most of my day on a daily basis at the doctor. Thanks to Luke's Wings I am able to send my son to visit his grandmother for the summer so that I can focus on my care and not worry about not being around for my son and taking care of his needs. This organization really cares about the well being of not only Soldiers, but their families as well. I am so very grateful to them. My son is ecstatic as well. AGAIN....THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH LUKES WINGS!!!!!

Review from Guidestar