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TWIN TIERS HONOR FLIGHT

Recognizing Those Who Have Served

Brooktondale, NY

Mission

Twin Tiers Honor Flight, a member of the Honor Flight Network recognizes American Veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by bringing them to Washington DC to see THEIR memorial at no cost. Top priority is given to WWII, Korean, and Vietnam era veterans as well as terminally ill veterans from all wars.

Ruling Year

2014

Director

Dr. Nancy Kane

Main Address

2735 Slaterville Rd

Brooktondale, NY 14817 USA

Keywords

Veterans, World War II, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War

EIN

45-5614866

 Number

6146364958

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Twin Tiers Honor Flight is a non-profit charitable organization created solely to honor America's veterans for their sacrifices. As part of the national Honor Flight Network, we transport World War II, Korean, Vietnam era veterans to Washington, D.C. in honor of their service so that they can visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with veterans who may be terminally ill.

Our programs

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Trips for WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and terminally ill veterans

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Our Results

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Number of free participants on field trips

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens,

Veterans

Related program

Trips for WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and terminally ill veterans

Context notes

The numbers of participants in our trips varies depending on the number of missions that we conduct and whether they are by plane or bus. This is determined by cost of transportation and fundraising.

Total number of fields trips

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Aging, elderly, senior citizens,

Veterans

Related program

Trips for WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, and terminally ill veterans

Context notes

2014 - 1 flight, 1 bus trip; 2015 - 1 bus trip, 1 flight; 2016 - 1 flight; 2017 - 1 bus trip.

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Twin Tiers Honor Flight is a non-profit charitable organization created solely to honor America's veterans for their sacrifices. As part of the national Honor Flight Network, we transport World War II, Korean, Vietnam era veterans to Washington, D.C. in honor of their service so that they can visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with veterans who may be terminally ill.

We engage in community outreach activities to promote our mission including parades, tabling at veteran's events, informational talks to community based organizations, and sponsoring an Adopt-A-Highway section of U.S. I86. We engage many community partners including American Legions, VFWs, scouting groups, schools, and local media.

We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff members, but have been successful in engaging community members in supporting our mission and have built a strong cadre of volunteers. To date we have run 6 missions and taken over 230 World War II, Korean and Vietnam era veterans to Washington DC in honor of their service to our country.

We set annual organization and budgetary goals, which we increasingly attaining. We pay close attention to our fundraising success, but also to community engagement and awareness of our work within the veteran's community. We currently have a waiting list for our trips.

We have honored the service of over 230 World War II, Korean, and Vietnam era veterans by taking them on the "trip of a lifetime" at no cost, to see their memorials and the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery. We have raised over $400,000 towards our mission and are proud of the fact that we have low administrative overhead due to the all volunteer nature of our board. Our current five year plan calls for us to make one flight and one bus trip a year and in 2018 it looks as though we will achieve it. From there, we may try to transition to multiple plane or bus trips. We have also expanded our area of coverage to include several additional counties in northern Pennsylvania

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No