Merry Christmas everyone! We hope you are well and enjoying the holiday season-I certainly love Christmas time, the lights, the music and the special snacks! We wish you and yours a very special, loving and restful time. As you know, our 2019 Flight Season is complete, and we are proud to report we flew 340 Hoosier Veterans to Washington to visit their memorials. We loved hearing from all of you and how much the trip meant to you; it makes all of the work so rewarding. Another bonus is hearing from family members as they tell us the difference the trips have made in our heroes’ lives. We love you all and hope your holiday time is special!
IHF Alumni you have a new mission: We have flight dates reserved for next spring: on April 11th we will be working out of Decatur Central High School and on May 23rd we will be back at Plainfield High School. We want YOU to show up to support our upcoming flights and to share your experiences with your fellow Veterans. This is how we spread the word about the IHF. Mark your calendars and save the dates so we have a full gym to welcome our new alumni home! Please follow us on our FaceBook page (Indy Honor Flight) for up-to-date information on our activities.
BIG THANKS: Most of you know for the last 3 years we have been the designated charity for the Justus Corporation; perhaps better known for operating the Crestwood Village and Woodland Terrace assisted living complexes. The company selects a charity to partner with for a 3-year period and hosts numerous fundraisers and events for the organization chosen. We are very grateful for the support we have received from them, the friends we have made and the Veterans they have helped us find. It is very apparent this company cares about our service personnel and provides excellent support to worthy causes like ours. We extend our very humble thanks to Justus for their friendship and look forward to continuing to work with them in other ways as we move forward. Thanks, Walt, we love you!
Give the gift of honor: As we draw near the end of the year, we wish to remind everyone we are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and as such most donations made to us are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For anyone who is looking for a place to make end-of-year donations we are more than pleased to accept! The cost of providing these trips continues to increase and we rely 100% on donations for funding. No one in our organization is paid one dime and we are very frugal with our funds. We have no office space (kitchen tables work just fine) and even our storage space is donated. Every dollar donated goes right back to supporting our flight and the related expenses to keep IHF operating so we can continue to fly more Veterans. We work very hard to earn your trust; knowing every dollar will be used to support our mission of honoring our Hoosier heroes. If you wish more information, please call or email us, the contact information is all on our webpage and at the bottom of this newsletter. Click here to donate online
So, as you prepare to have your version of Christmas celebrations, please remember there are tens of thousands of service men and women around the globe who will not spend Christmas with their families. We are thankful for them, their service and the sacrifice they make for us. Please let them know you are supporting them and their families over the holidays by sending a card or a care package. See you all “on the curb” in 2020!
Dale True, Chairman
Indy Honor Flight
Request for Help
The Rotary Club is hosting a fundraiser for IHF on February 29th 2020. Part of the event will be a live and silent auction. We are looking for items to be auctioned off. If you have sporting tickets, concert tickets, a vacation rental, a unique item, or a special talent like wood work, leather work, or jewelry making or just about anything that you would like to donate please contact Maria Larrison at one of the following.
Veterans did you know we sponsor meals in four locations around the Central Indy area for any Veteran that has flown with us? Did you know that we also have guest speakers or entertainment at each meal? Click the link below and find the one closest to you and come out and break bread with us! Bring your Guardian too!
Link to IHF Monthly Meal Information just click on the CALENDAR tab for information on all IHF Events around town!
Come eat with us!!!
Shop Amazon and help IHF!
Only 6 days until Christmas! Give the gift that gives twice. For your last minute online finds shop Amazon Smile and they will donate a percentage of your purchase to us!!! Sign up for Amazon Smile and select Indy Honor Flight as the charity you support, that is all there is to it!
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!!!
The Board of Directors would like thank everyone who came out and volunteered for us this year. We could not honor our Veterans without your support, compassion, passion and dedication. We have the best volunteers!!!
IHF Out and About in 2019/2020
- December North Side Meal, Thursday Dec. 26th Click here for details
- January West Side Breakfast, Saturday Jan. 4th Click here for details
- January East Side Breakfast, Saturday Jan. 11th Click here for details
- January South Side Lunch, Saturday Jan. 11th Click here for details
- January Norht Side Meal, Thursday Jan. 23rd Click here for details
- February 29th – Rotary Fundraiser for IHF – SAVE THE DATE MORE INFO TO COME
- April 11th – IHF #33 Decatur Central High School
- May 23rd – IHF #24 Plainfiled High School