Helping Heroes Fly is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides airfare to enlisted active duty military troops to get home when they need to but can't afford it. We do it year round and have helped 121 military families be together for births, deaths, weddings, anniversaries, adoptions, pre-deployment, holidays and more since we started in Feb of 2016.
Currently, Helping Heroes Fly is focused on getting troops home to their families for the holidays! Our #GivingTuesday campaign is aimed at making sure no US Armed Forces member is sitting alone in a dorm or stuck on a base when they have approval to leave but their finances don't allow it.
I still remember last year when one Army dad (Nathan) sent this picture and thanked us for providing his Christmas miracle! We want to make more Christmas miracles happen this year! We have a good start, but we know that the rush of holiday ticket requests is just around the corner (yesterday we bought 3 more) and we need to be prepared financially. It is heartbreaking when we have to turn away a request from one of our country's defenders to be with their family because we have run out of funding. We're hoping to fulfill every request we get this year! And we're hoping #GivingTuesday helps us meet that goal!
We are a small 2 woman team, so it's a big goal--but we've seen miracles happen!