GREEN VALLEY, Nev., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Miracle Flights for Kids saw an over 10 percent increase in coordinated medical flights from last year's 1st quarter, jumping from 1,745 flights to 1,928. The nation's leading health and welfare flight organization enables children with rare and life-threatening medical conditions to gain access to specialized, out-of-state medical care through commercial flights.
Additionally, Miracle Flights was recently honored for 30 years of community service by the Clark County Board of Commissioners in Las Vegas, NV, who proclaimed July 2015 a "Month of Miracles."
Ann McGee, founder and president, said "We're very grateful for the honor bestowed upon us by the Clark County Commissioners, and even more proud of the fact that we continue to help more and more sick kids every year." McGee noted that Miracle Flights expects to surpass 7,000 flights during its current fiscal year.
Miracle Flights has also been selected as one of 12 finalists in the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation's Pilots Choice Awards Grant program. Aviation-related charities are chosen to compete in an online poll, with the winner receiving a $10,000 grant. To help more children get to the specialized, out-of-state medical care they need, vote for Miracle Flights' kids.
About Miracle Flights
Miracle Flights for Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free medical air transportation via commercial airlines throughout the United States. Now in its 30th year of operation, Miracle Flights has coordinated more than 92,000 flights and counting. For more information about Miracle Flights for Kids, to request flight assistance, or to make a donation, call (800) FLY-1711 (800-359-1711) or visit www.miracleflights.org.
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