Angel Flight West
Angel Flight West arranges free air transportation in response to health care & other human needs. AFW links volunteer pilots in private aircraft with people who need to access services throughout New Mexico & 12 other states. All flight costs are donated. There is never a charge for an AFW mission.
Angel Flight West’s programs:
* Provide transportation for patients needing to access health care & other human services. Donna G. of Ruidoso has a rare blood disorder and needs ongoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Albuquerque. She can’t drive and her meager disability payments won’t cover airfare. AFW pilots have provided 4 round-trip flights so Donna can get the treatment she needs.
* Serve as a resource to healthcare & social service providers. “Thank you,” writes Diane Granito of the New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department, “for the positive impact you have had on our most vulnerable children, those in foster care who dream of finding a forever family. Eight “Angel Flight” children have been matched with families they met at our adoption events. We cannot emphasize strongly enough what your support means to these children who otherwise would not have been able to attend. For some, it has totally changed their futures. For all of them, the flights provided an exciting respite from their daily lives and proof that there are people who care enough to go above and beyond for them.”
* Offer an opportunity for innovative & meaningful volunteerism. AFW gives pilots a chance to combine their passion for flying with their compassion for others who are less fortunate. In the words of one of our volunteer pilots, “It is such a privilege and honor to be able to give back to people who need us so much. Thank you, Angel Flight, for this great opportunity.”