Wheelchairs for Honor Flight
Thanks to NBC4 television of Columbus, Ohio for covering our story, showing how much we honor our veterans.
Honoring our WWII, Korea and Vietnam Military Veterans
A Campaign to Give Mobility to Military Veterans on Honor Flight
Ohio has a long history of our men and women giving so much in military service to our nation. Now we are asking you to help give them something in return with your support of Wheelchairs for Honor Flight®.
Honor Flight Network provides – free of charge – a one-day “Tour of Honor” trip to veterans’ memorials in Washington, DC for our WWII, Korean War and Vietnam military veterans. On each flight, approximately 50-60 of them require wheelchairs for mobility. These wheelchairs “take a beating” each trip, so more wheelchairs are always needed. In fact, some veterans have passed away while waiting for a “wheelchair spot” as there are not enough chairs available.
We are asking for your help to provide wheelchairs for these veterans on their “Tour of Honor”.
Delaware Ohio Council #1056 of the Knights of Columbus has organized this Columbus-wide fundraiser, facilitated through the nonprofit tax-exempt Delaware County Foundation, with an initial fundraising goal of $2,250 (will provide one pallet of 15 wheelchairs) which we have now reached. But our job is far from done—many more chairs are needed. Our first-year goal is 10 pallets (150 chairs at a cost of $22,500) donated by Memorial Day, Monday, May 25th.
How You Can Donate
Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Delaware County Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization (important—please designate “Knights 1056 Charity” in the MEMO line). Donations can also be made online at www.delawarecf.org in addition to being mailed to:
ATTN: Knights 1056 Charity
Delaware County Foundation
3954 N. Hampton Dr.
Powell, OH 43065
Please make your donation today.
For mailing, below is a link to our Donation Form, which you should complete and mail with your donation:
For more information, you may contact Co-Chairmen Mark Fowler at (216) 298-3864 or Tom May at (740) 201-3319.
You may also contact our Council Here.