Honor Flights gets matching grant

April 2015 flight
April 2015 flight

The Levitetz Family Foundation has come to the aid of Southeast Florida Honor Flight again by issuing a match challenge to raise money to fly World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, DC.  The foundation has said it will match the first $37,500, guaranteeing $75,000 for the scheduled Sept. 10 flight.

Since 2009, Stuart-based Southeast Florida Honor Flight has taken more than 1,600 veterans at no cost.

Last fall, the foundation donated $45,000 for the October 2015 flight, which that was in jeopardy after a longtime donor had to pull out. This year, Levitetz has said it will make its donation both an annual one and as a matching challenge.

The next honor flight is Saturday, followed by flights Sept. 24 and Oct. 22. People are asked to come Saturday to greet veterans when they return.

Saturday’s flight consists mostly of Korean War veterans, a first for the Honor Flights, but a grim reality, as the ranks of World War II veterans continue to dwindle.

For more or to donate, call 855-FLYAVET (855-359-2838). Web page: www.honorflightsefl.org.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1230017280363083/ Or by mail at Southeast Florida Honor Flight, Inc., PO Box 1503, Stuart 34995.

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