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Many Ways to Donate to support the mission of Honor Flight Columbus!

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The ability to fly comes from the donations made by grateful Americans who appreciate our World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Veterans. 

A Veteran -- whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve -- is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The "United States of America", for an amount of "up to and including my life."

The trip costs the Veterans nothing; they have already paid with their outstanding service to our nation.

It takes about $70,900 for each flight in 2020. 

2020 Flight Costs
 Chartered Southwest Airlines 737$56,200  
 Food and snacks4,000  
 Motor coaches5,200  
 Park Police Escort1,500  
 Commemorative shirt, challenge coin2,000  
 Printing, postage, and related costs2,000  
 Average flight total cost$70,900  
 Cost per VeteranAbout $710   

Actual cost depends on flight availability, number of passengers, and date of flight.

Trips are funded by donations from grateful Americans like you who understand that we are running out of time to honor these heroes!  The effort and work to get Central Ohio Veterans to their memorials is done mostly by volunteers. A hard working cadre of dedicated Volunteers are supported by three part-time employees. All this hard work is done out of admiration for these men and women.

Cash Donations

You can make a cash donation several ways.

Use one of the PayPal buttons on this page

​If you are donating "in memory" or "in honor" of an individual, please list that information in the message section of the PayPal donation process.

Write a check and send it to: 

     Honor Flight Columbus
     P.O. Box 12036
     Columbus, Ohio 43212

Venmo: @HonorFlightCMH

Text: to Donate: Text “Honor” to 1-614-586-8753

IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution

Federal tax law allows taxpayers required by age to take distributions from their IRAs to make charitable distributions directly from the IRA to HFC without incurring taxable income. Restrictions apply. See Qualified Charitable Distribution instructions here for details.

Donate Stock or Mutual Funds

Contribute publicly traded securities such as stock and mutual funds and cash through your brokerage account. See Stock and Mutual Funds instructions here for details.

In-Kind Donations

Honor Flight Columbus accepts some in-kind donations. Used wheelchairs are a good example. We take about 50 wheelchairs on each flight. All of our chairs are donated. If you have a manual chair that you aren't using, please consider donating it to us. Please see the Donate a Wheelchair page for requirements for wheelchair donations. 

Call us at 614-284-4987 to discuss wheelchair or other possible in-kind donations.

Honor Flight Columbus is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code and donations are tax-deductible.


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Honor Flight Columbus

P.O. Box 12036

Columbus, Ohio