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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations

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

Programs: Air compassion for veterans provides no-cost, long-distance medical air transportation for financially needy veterans and/or family patients requiring access to distant, specialized, medical evaluation, diagnosis (see schedule o)

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Achilles International has partnered with Air Compassion for Veterans to provide flights for recently wounded veterans to participate in marathons around the country as part of their rehabilitation. Because of Air Compassion's support, we are able to include more wounded veterans on these trips giving them the opportunity to achieve and set goals post injury. It is a pleasure working with the staff there and we look forward to continuing our partnership on future events.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a veteran and closely follow the activities of ACV. This efficiently run charity provides critical transportation to wounded warriors and their families when government can't or won't cover the costs.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Because I do volunteer writing of fundiong proposals for the organization I know the details of what they do and how very efficient they are in using their resources. There is no question about the critical help they provide to wounded warriors and veterans - and their adversely affected families - it is great! You can have all kinds of services for veterans and wounded warriors - but if they can't get to the services - it can do them no good. ACV ensures they get to the services they need.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a mission coordinator for air Compassion for Veterans and my experience is never ending. I can say that I am truly honored to be apart of this organization and I am proud to be able to assist our military soldiers and families. I look forward to helping alot more.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Not only does this wonderful organization help military members, it helps family, extended family and "future" family members (those engaged to the service member). The organization's mission, staff's service and compassion are unequaled. Five stars to ACV!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Without Air Compassion for Veterans, many of the patients in this unit would have to wait for many months to be reunited with their families post-deployment. The organization is wonderfully responsive to requests, even on short notice. The only limitation is flight availability. Hopefully, the contest will help increase the number of available seats for veterans and their family members.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a premier Veterans Service Organization, AMVETS is a proud partner with AVC. Their mission is critical in supporting our Nation’s Heroes. AMVETS Healing Heroes program is enhanced by our association and we routinely encourage our 1,300 local posts to consider providing financial assistance. Their leadership team is professional and dedicated in their service to our service members and their families.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As both a disabled veteran and employee of Air Compassion for Veterans (ACV), I can tell you first hand how important this benefit is to our men and women serving our country. ACV does not duplicate the air transportation services provided to our injured veterans. Instead, we pride ourselves on being the safety net for our veterans when the federal government is unable to support their air transportation needs. Simply put, ACV gets the veteran to the best medical treatment options available in the country. This way he/she can have optimal recovery from their injures. Monthly, ACV provides an average of 500 free flights to veterans and their adversely affected family members to a variety of Therapeutic, Rehabilitative and Counseling Services that are not accessible in the veterans local community. These are mostly ambulatory clients on commercial carriers, but may include Medevac and Angel Flight(private plane volunteers). Requests for support often exceed the resources available to ACV, so we work tirelessly to solicite fundings and frequent flyer miles from a variety of sources. If you know of an individual or organization that would like to join in the delivery of these compassion flights, please contact the ACV office. www.aircompassionforveterans.org/donate

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Air Compassion is a wonderful partner for America's VetDogs. We provide assistance dogs and training to America's wounded heroes. Air Compassion helps us by providing transportation to our training center for veterans, and to veteran's home areas for our staff. Their important support and expertise allow us to apply our resources to provide more dogs. Thank you Air Compassion for Veterans

9 serving-our-heroes

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is an amazing nonprofit that serves our countries wounded warriors and their adversely affected family members by providing free air transportation for specialized medical care, counseling and rehabilitation services. They have provided over 14,200 flights from 11/06 to 2-10. When our country sends these brave servicemen and women to protect our freedom, the least we can do is make sure they receive the finest treatment and care available and ACCESS to that care. That is what Air Compassion for Veterans does, and can do it within hours if there is an emergency.