Thanks to your generosity, we have provided more than 46,000 tickets to wounded, injured, and ill service members and their families, worth nearly $63 million.
The Hero Miles Program provides round-trip airline tickets to wounded, injured, and ill service members and/or their families who are undergoing treatment at a military or VA medical center; or who are attending an authorized eent. Flights are made possible through frequent flyer mile donations made by indiviudal passengers.
Fisher House Foundation administers the Hero Miles program in partnership with the Department of Defense, in accordance with Public Law 108-375, Section 585, 2005 Defense Authorization Act, which was amended in 2011.
There are two categories of eligible recipients:
- Wounded, injured, and ill service members on approved leave may be given a round trip airline ticket for a trip from the medical center to their home or to attend an authorized event, if they are not eligible for government funded airfare.
- Wounded, injured and ill service members may be given a round trip airline ticket to enable their family or close friends visit them while they are undergoing treatment at an authorized medical center.
Fisher House is proud to partner with the following major airlines in support of our wounded, injured and ill service men and women and their families:
- Airtran Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Delta Airlines
- Frontier Airlines
- United Airlines
- US Airways
Please note our agreements with individual airlines only permit airline tickets for wounded, injured, or ill service members and their families. These tickets can only be used for travel related to the service member’s medical condition.
Tax Deduction Information
The Internal Revenue Service does not recognize donations of frequent flyer miles as tax a deduction. For further information consult IRS Publication 526.
Confirmation of Donations
To protect donor privacy, airlines do not release donor information to Fisher House Foundation. For confirmation of donated miles please contact the airline directly.