For Veteran's Day, Donate Your Unused Miles To An Injured Soldier
If you've been looking for a way to give back to the men and women of the armed services, look to The Fisher House Foundation. As a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting America's military in their time of need, they're always looking for donated frequent flyer miles. The Hero Miles program allows passengers to donate their frequent flyer miles to service members and their families.
Fisher House specifically uses the donated miles to provide free airline tickets to military men and women who are being treated at a military or VA medical center due to an injury they sustained in Iraq or Afghanistan. The purchased plane tickets provide these men and women with the ability to visit home on an approved leave, or for their families to come to them.
The Fisher House works with several airlines including AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways for the Heroes Miles program. To donate, you can visit Fisher House's website or the individual airlines and request information about donating your miles.
The Fisher House Foundation also builds housing for families who have a loved one in a military hospital; think the Ronald McDonald House on a military base. They are continually planning and building new homes and are always in need of volunteers, supplies and donations. Check out their website to find out where the next Fisher House will be built and volunteer to help or make a donation.
· Operation Hero Miles [Official Site]
· Hero Miles [Fisher House Foundation]
· Volunteer Travel Coverage [Jaunted]