Military Connection: Delta Aids Veteran Charities: By Debbie Gregory


Delta Air Lines has some great news for wounded Veterans and their families. The airline is helping service members, Veterans and their families by matching airline miles that were donated last month to the charitable organizations, Fisher House Foundation and Luke’s Wings.

Delta agreed to match donations made through the SkyWish program, up to an aggregate total of 10 million miles. The SkyWish program allows Delta’s customers to donate their unused SkyMiles to a charity. The program gives SkyMiles users their choice of thirty different charitable organizations.

The Fisher House Foundation and its facilities offer the families of service members and Veterans a place to stay, at no cost, while their loved one is receiving treatment. Luke’s Wings provides military families with the means to travel to be with their loved one during the service member’s hospitalization and rehabilitation.

Luke’s Wings and the Fisher House Foundation are able to use the SkyMiles miles donated through SkyWish to provide air travel to wounded, injured or ill service members, Veterans, and their families. This allows loved ones to be together during treatment and recovery.

In September, Delta contributed toward the construction of a second Fisher House facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington. The facilitating of SkyMiles and matching of donations is a continuation of that same generosity.

In addition to contributions to the Fisher House Foundation and Luke’s Wings, Delta’s support of the military also includes partnerships with Wounded Warriors, the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign, select USO locations throughout the country, as well as the Freedom Center in Detroit. Delta’s support for these organizations is part of its Force for Global Good, through which employees contribute time, energy and millions of dollars to a host of global philanthropic causes.

To review the SkyWish program terms and conditions and to donate miles, go to

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Military Connection: Delta Aids Veteran Charities: By Debbie Gregory