Delta SkyMiles members now can donate miles to assist families of hospitalized military personnel via a new SkyWish partnership with Fisher House Foundation.
Founded in 1990, Fisher House donates “comfort homes” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers throughout the United States and overseas. The network of 32 homes enables family members to be at the bedside of a loved one who is receiving care at a nearby hospital.
“Delta has a significant military heritage, with more than 80 percent of its pilots having served in the military,” said Jeff Robertson, director of Delta’s SkyMiles Loyalty Program. “Mileage donation is one way Delta and our SkyMiles program members can thank the men and women serving our country.”
Fisher House uses donated frequent flyer miles to fly families of military members wounded or injured in Iraq or Afghanistan to medical centers to be near their injured relative. Often these families have to make many trips and stay for months at a time to help seriously wounded soldiers through long recuperations and multiple surgeries. Fisher House enables them to spend quality time with their loved ones without worrying about the cost. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 7,000 families, and has made available more than 1.5 million days of lodging to family members since 1990. For more information about Fisher House, visit fisherhouse.org or call (888) 294-8560.
Donations can be made via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling (800) 325-3999 or via FAX at (404) 773-1945. The minimum donation is 5,000 miles. When making a donation, SkyMiles program members should include their SkyMiles account number, the amount of miles to be donated and note they are donating their miles to benefit the Fisher House charity. Additional SkyWish donation information can be found at http://www.delta.com/skymiles/use/donate