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Angel Flight East

Because healing should be about getting better, not getting there

aka Angel Flight East (AFE)   |   Blue Bell, PA   |  http://www.angelflighteast.org

Mission

The mission of Angel Flight East is to provide free air transportation to qualified patients & their families by arranging flights to distant medical facilities, delivering supplies to disaster areas and reuniting families during desperate times. The organization recruits volunteers and provides flights over 14 states from Maine to North Carolina and Ohio.

Ruling year info

1993

Executive Director

Ms. Ellen Williams

Main address

1501 Narcissa Road

Blue Bell, PA 19422 USA

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EIN

23-2705595

NTEE code info

Transportation (Free or Subsidized) (P52)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (G19)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Persons facing gravely serious medical problems may need medical treatment far from where they live. The considerations involved with making such trips often force stressful compromises where finances are concerned, forcing families to relocate or to even to live apart. Travel is often frequent for the type of care needed, and can cause significant disruptions in work and home life. A polling of Angel Flight patients - all of whom were traveling a minimum of 100 or more miles for a one way trip - reveals what this burden is like: almost a third of Angel Flight East families polled expected to make 10 or more trips for treatment in the year, about twenty percent said they would average between two and nine trips. The families are driven to travel these long distances to obtain life-altering treatment, examples of which include cancer treatment, burn care, access to clinical trials and diagnosis for pediatric diseases.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Patient Assistance Flights

Americans who live in rural areas, people who have rare diseases, and children with cancer are part of a growing number of those who travel – often hundreds of miles from home – to receive necessary medical treatment. People who find themselves in these situations face extreme financial strain. The Patient Assistance Flight program offers free air transportation to allow people to receive life-altering medical care. This program provides 900 flights to upwards of 150 persons each year. Flights occur through the generosity of private pilots and their small planes. The use of the planes, the time of the pilots, and the coordination of travel are organized through Angel Flight East. This program operates over a geographic footprint of 14 states, from Virginia to Ohio to Maine, and serves top medical facilities in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other major cities.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Economically disadvantaged people

The program provides free airline transportation for those who cannot afford to travel to be with a loved one in a health or medical emergency. It allows members to be at the bedside of a sick or dying family member, and assists with situations surrounding death of a family member.

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers

Relies on the generosity of commercial airline partners to help offer flights to patients who cannot be flown through the Patient Assistance Flight program.

Population(s) Served
People with diseases and illnesses
Caregivers

An initiative aimed at helping patients in rural areas of five states, NY, OH, PA, VA and WV. Targeted outreach to rare disease organizations.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Angel Flight aims to deliver a cost-effective program that mobilizes compassionate volunteers to serve transportation needs. It seeks to ensure that adults and children, regardless of financial situation, can reach specialized clinical care, especially underserved rural populations and people with rare diseases. In addition to logistical and financial support of free air transportation, Angel Flight East also furnishes a patient resource guide on its website, and offers referrals for other patient assistance, such as lodging and caregiver support.

The Volunteer Pilot Program partners with private pilots who use their aircraft to get people to medical treatment or clinical trial participation within 600 nautical miles.

The Commercial Airline Donation Program relies on the generosity of commercial airline partners to offer flights to patients who cannot be flown through the Volunteer Pilot program.

The Patient Emergency Fund Program uses donated funds to help purchase commercial flights or other transportation when patients' scheduled flights are cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

A Patient Resource Guide of patient support partners is furnished on the website.

Angel Flight East is an affiliate of the Air Care Alliance, a national non-profit group dedicated to awareness and best practices for public benefit flying. Through its website and social media, AFE works to raise awareness for the need arising for medical travel. Angel Flight East recruits FAA licensed pilots over a 14-state region from Maine to North Carolina and Ohio who donate their time and use of their aircraft for the program. Angel Flight East works with hospitals, social service providers and legislators to increase awarness of the availibility of the service. Through active outreach via the web and in our communities, we reach patients and provide linkage to other support. Compassionate volunteers, committed donors and skilled pilots mobilized by the organization fund and run between 800 and 900 scheduled flights annually.

The system put in place by Angel Flight has made medical care available to hundreds of patients who otherwise would not be able to travel from where they live to receive needed medical treatment.

Outreach to rural populations across six states - NY, PA, OH, VA, MD and WV - will be a continuing outreach initiative in 2020 and 2021. Community outreach to church and faith-based communities in the Philadelphia area will be ongoing.

We will also continue to work with rare disease organizations and hospitals we serve across major metropolitan centers including New York, Boston, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Financials

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Angel Flight East

Board of directors
as of 04/02/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Christina Morrison

ValenzHealth

Term: 2023 - 2025

Christina Morrison

ValenzHealth

Jeff Kahn, Esq.

Attoney at Law

Frank D. Cannon

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Whitney Duggan, CFA

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Jeremy Gudgeon

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Daniel A. Slaim, MD

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/19/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Disability

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