Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is helping veterans and members of the military and their families by matching miles donated by customers in November to the Fisher House Foundation and Luke's Wings charitable organizations. Delta will match donations made through the SkyWish program up to an aggregate total of 10 million miles.
The Fisher House Foundation and Luke's Wings are able to use the miles donated through SkyWish to provide air travel to wounded, injured or ill service members, veterans and their families, to connect them with their loved ones for support while they undergo treatment or recover from their injuries.
"Delta is proud to partner with customers to assist our veterans, service members and their families by providing travel through the SkyWish program," said Tad Hutcheson, vice president of Community Affairs for Delta. "They have given so much to serve our country, and we are grateful to be able to give back to them during a time of need."
Fisher House facilities offer military and veterans' families a place to stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. In September, Delta contributed significantly toward the construction of a second Fisher House facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Seattle. Luke's Wings provides families with the means to travel to be with their loved one during the service member's hospitalization and rehabilitation.
In addition to the Fisher House Foundation and Luke's Wings, Delta's support of the military also includes partnerships with the Marine Toys for Tots campaign, Wounded Warriors, select USO locations throughout the country and the Freedom Center in Detroit. The airline's support for these organizations is part of its Force for Global Good, through which Delta 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 www.delta.com/veterans.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. This year, Delta was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine and was named to FORTUNE magazine's 50 Most Admired Companies, in addition to being named the most admired airline for the third time in four years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 318 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.
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