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Miles4Migrants 501(c)3 nonprofit flies refugees using points/miles

Miles4Migrants 501(c)3 nonprofit flies refugees using points/miles

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Old Sep 6, 17, 11:08 pm
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Another update: Miles4Migrants is now at 50 refugee family members flown, from 24 different families, and with a 25th family due to be reunited within the next couple of weeks. We're also about to pass the threshold of one million pledged points and miles used.

Our most recent cases include an Afghan man who worked for a US military base contractor (and fled his country because of threats over this work) being reunited with his family and seeing his youngest son for the first time ever, a family from Aleppo reunited and pledging their own miles to our program in the future, and this reunion of Iranians that resulted in us being the recipients of the first ever picture taken of this father with his daughter.

You can pledge money or miles on our website and have a hand in the next success story!

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Old Sep 12, 17, 11:25 am
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Old Sep 13, 17, 12:20 pm
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Unfortunately I am unable to assist, but I have an idea.

Have you asked Yvette Cooper? She has said many times on TV, radio, that she would happily house a number of refugees but the number is still 0 as far as we are all aware. If someone pledges miles or cash then there is somewhere for them to stay. She can finally do her bit.
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Old Oct 4, 17, 9:53 pm
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Miles4Migrants now has an association with an actual miles program!

We're proud to announce our presence in the Aeroplan Beyond Miles program, where we can take donations of any denomination (minimum 1000 miles).

Follow this link to our individual charity page to donate. Thanks!
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Old Nov 1, 17, 10:09 pm
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Miles4Migrants has just completed year 1 with 33 refugee families reunited and 78 people flown in total. Here's to more in year 2!

Our most recent success story, a Syrian family now reunited in Sweden, can be read here.

To pledge miles and reunite a family go to miles4migrants.org/donate
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Old Mar 2, 18, 1:12 pm
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Another update: Miles4Migrants is proud to release our 2017 Annual Report.

To summarize, 2017 saw us fly 93 people from 39 refugee families using ~1.9 million miles and about $5500 in donations to cover taxes/fees. We are incredibly proud of the work we've done and are looking forward to bettering those numbers in 2018 and bringing even more deserving refugee families back together in safety. Thanks to everyone here on flyertalk for the support and if you'd like to pledge to fly our next case please do so at our website.

P.S. 2018 is off to a great start as we've flown about 20 people already this year!
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Old Aug 12, 18, 9:33 pm
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Nice article in Travel and Leisue mentioning Miles4Migrants here.
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