May 9th-13th in Sitka, Ak. This is the 2nd year that we have been involved with this program that has been graciously hosted by Mike & Linda Stilfer of L&M Charters.
Last year around Easter I sent out a plea for donated airmiles for 7 soldiers coming from Anchorage and going to Sitka. It took 4 days to get these guys a round trip ticket - AND THEY ALL CAME FROM THIS FORUM!
It would have been even less time but Easter Sunday was right in the middle of it. This year I went out on a limb and told Mike that we would be able to handle all 20 of the Soldiers flights. Mind you I didn't say this until I had confirmation that the Air National Guard would be able to handle the flight there and back. As with all things in the Military, things take time and plans change.
We were not part of the changing plans....so here I am asking you fine fellow fisherman and Veterans for some help either raising the money to purchase plane tickets or for you to donate your unused airmiles for these fine soldiers that have been wounded in some way during combat.
According to Priceline.com it is going to cost about $441 dollars per plane ticket if we purchase them with Alaska Airlines.
I do not know what the cost "per destination" for airmiles might be but last year a very generous person was able to purchase 3 round trip tickets with a little over half a million airmiles. He would have been able to do more but he had to convert over to Alaska Airlines and that cost him a bunch of miles as well.
If you would like to help by donation of cash or airmiles please let me know. In order to donate you have to have AT LEAST one leg of the trip covered. Unfortunately we cannot combine smaller amounts of airmiles to make one trip. If you can go from Anchorage to Sitka that would be great, then someone else might be able to do the other half of the trip.
To donate by check: Please make the check out to...
Take a Soldier Fishing
3378 Eagle Point West Ave
Belton, Tx 76513
To donate by PayPal or Credit Card please visit www.takeasoldierfishing.com and click on the DONATE button.
***PLEASE ANNOTATE ALASKA ON THE CHECK AND IN THE REMARKS SECTION IF BY PAYPAL***
Any questions or comments please post on here or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call me 254-368-2174 CST (TEXAS TIME)
Thank you once again for all of your support in the past and with this one.