Club Charities

2020 RCC Charity – Honor Flight Rochester

The Mission of Honor Flight is more than Timely... IT IS URGENT! Rochester, N.Y. is one of 130 established "hubs" in the Nation.  We are Not-For-Profit & created to HONOR AMERICA'S VETERANS for their sacrifices.

"We fly our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit & reflect together at their memorials."  Honor Flight is free to all American Veterans.  Flights are filled with men & women from the earliest eras first.  Those with catastrophic illness from any era receive priority.  World War II veterans & Korean veterans will travel before those of more recent eras.  Honor Flight Rochester's tagline is, "We Leave No Veteran Behind."  Further, within each era, Veterans typically fly in the order their applications are received.  

They leave from Rochester. Int. Airport, very early on Sat. morning after Breakfast, board plane with their Guardian,

who does pay for his or her flight. ($300.00 or so ).   A short Flight to Washington, check in to a nice hotel & then on  with the tour.  No expense is spared for the Veteran.  It costs the Veteran NOTHING.  All the Monuments are seen in the camaraderie of their buddies, They have a wonderful dinner, served the best.  Have a great sleep and after Sunday breakfast will be on their way back to Rochester.  They will be met @ the airport with open arms, bands, bagpipes, Senators, Dignitaries & a crowd they can't begin to imagine.  Flags waving, cheers galore, The news media & much more!  It's a Hero's welcome!   They are taken to a wonderful reception with food, drink and commemoration of their time together & the party goes on into the afternoon,  Of course the Guardian is going to all the events, dinner, the hotel, flight everything the Veteran does, the Guardian does also.  All for the one fee of $300.00.  Rochester is the only Hub to take the Veterans on an overnight!  All the other Hubs take the trip very early Saturday morning and return very, very late SATURDAY NIGHT!

The flying season is April to October, (not July & August, too HOT).  There are hundreds of local Veterans currently, on the fly list.  Applications are now being accepted from all eras.  Veteran from WW II & Korean War have a quick turn around, as their lists are smaller.  THE SOONER VETERANS APPLY, THE SOONER THEY FLY.  Help the Rochester Corvette Club help to get more of these Heroes on this Special trip to Honor them.

You can learn more here: https://honorflightrochester.org/

Carmela Gallinat
Charity Coordinator & Honor Flight Member

The Rochester Corvette Club has donated to numerous charities in last 39 years including:

      • Honor Flight Rochester
      • ALS Foundation
      • Patriot Guard Riders
      • OASIS Adaptive Sports
      • Mary M. Parks Center for Asthma
      • St. Joseph’s Villa (2-3 times)
      • The Norman Howard School
      • Cure (3-4 times)
      • The Rotary Sunshine Camp
      • The Ronald McDonald House
      • Strong Children’s Medical Center
      • The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial
      • Camp Good Days
      • Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester
      • Mercy Flight Central
      • The Vietnam Veteran’s Outreach Center - Chapter 20
      • The Make A Wish Foundation
      • KATS (Kids adjusting Through Support)
      • Strong Hospital's Pediatric HIV Children's Program
      • The Humane Society
      • Nicholas C. Shakeshaft Learning Center
      • Special Olympics
      • Teddy and Tyler Burke Memorial Playground
      • Scott Spino Foundation
      • Guiding Eyes for the Blind
      • The Open Door Mission

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