FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PALS SkyHope has been awarded a grant in the amount of $11,000 from DAV Charitable Service Trust to empower veterans by providing access to necessary care through free air transportation provided by volunteer pilots. This grant will cover the cost of roughly 53 flights for veterans.
PALS SkyHope is grateful for the support of DAV CST. The PALS for Patriots program provides free air travel for veterans in need, who require long-distance care and cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially. “We’re honored to receive this grant from DAV Charitable Service Trust. This grant allows us to connect more veterans and their families to life-changing care,” said Brook Leighton, Director of Development.
Like DAV CST, PALS is committed to serving the needs of veteran communities across the country.
About PALS for Patriots
Through PALS SkyHope’s flagship PALS for Patriots program (P4P), PALS flies injured and disabled US military veterans requiring out-of-town medical treatment or transport to specialized military medical centers, adaptive retreats, and morale-boosting events throughout the eastern United States. Since its inception in 2011, P4P has flown more than 2,020 injured and disabled veterans and their families to receive life-changing services and life-saving care. From uniting veterans with their long-awaited service dogs, to flying them to the Walter Reed Medical Center or Travis Mills Foundation retreat, PALS for Patriots serves those who have given all to serve our country.
About the DAV Charitable Service Trust
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. To carry out this responsibility, the Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs, enhances research and mobility for veterans with amputations and spinal cord injuries, benefits aging veterans, aids and shelters veterans experiencing homelessness, and evaluates and addresses the needs of veterans wounded in recent wars and conflicts. For ill and injured veterans of every era, the Trust also supports programs that benefit their caregivers and families. Learn more at cst.dav.org.
“We’re honored to receive this grant from DAV Charitable Service Trust. This grant allows us to connect more veterans and their families to life-changing care,”
Brook Leighton, Director of Development