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Air Compassion for Veterans

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Outstanding organization that provides a much-needed service to our veterans, with a compassionate staff. Thank you for all you do for our veterans!


General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

We have hosted an annual event at our aviation museum in Virginia Beach, where we have seen first hand the fine work that Air Compassion does with such veterans. We congratulate them on their efforts and wish them continued success. Gerald Yagen, President Military Aviation Museum 4455 South Boulevard Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452 - USA www.MilitaryAviationMuseum.org www.FighterFactory.com


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a great organization this is for people in need. Seldom do you think about the difficulties people face in a crisis, but when you experience it firsthand you understand. This organization is there when you need it and was a godsend to us in our time of need.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

While I have never personally used ACV, I know people who have and they rave about it. What a great service to those who served our country. Please keep up the wonderful work you do and I encourage everyone to support this organization in every way possible.