Honor Flight Maine announced today excitement as the 3rd Annual Tele-Ton approaches!
Our NBC affiliates WCSH Portland and WLBZ Bangor will host the 2 call centers to reach viewers from all over the state! The Tele-a-Ton's overwhelming success the 2 previous years, along with the generosity of Rowe Ford, the Red Barn, Molina HealthCare, Eldridge Lumber, Becky's Diner, countless Veteran organizations, schools, and Veteran-loving Mainers. This up-coming Tele-Thon will help HFM fund it's 2019 Flight Season!
"We were thrilled to have NewsCenterMaine's Samantha York & Zach Blanchard onboard our last mission for 2018 the week-end of Oct 26-28!" They were able to hear the stories first hand from Maine's eldest heroes as they spent time at National Memorials in Washington D. C. dedicated to our WWII, Korean & Vietnam Veterans. With Sam and Zach reporting back all week-end, Maine viewers were able to observe how their donations support a trip of a lifetime for our most deserving icons of history!
The organization plans to escort 46 Veterans, 46 Guardians and 2 Trip Leaders and medical assistants totaling 100 people leaving PWM on the the first trip of 2019 departing on April 26, 2019 and returning to PWM April 28, 2019" said Laurie Sidelinger, Board Chairperson and Trip Lead.
Honor Flight Maine (www.honorflightmaine.org) - one of 148 hubs of the Honor Flight Network established in 46 states across the country - is a not-for-profit, fully volunteer, organization whose mission is to transport every willing and able WWII, Korea, Vietnam War era Veteran from Maine to visit and reflect together at Washington, D.C. memorials built in their honor. The 3 day trip is free to all WWII, Korea and Vietnam Veterans and to Veterans of any era who suffer a terminal illness.
Please help Honor Flight Maine by assisting us in locating Maine's WWII Veterans, refer them to us, and contribute you time or a donation of any amount to keep us flying the heroes to their National Memorials
WATCH NEWSCENTERMAINE Portland on WCSH Channel 6 or NEWSCENTERMAINE Bangor WLBZ Channel 2. Toll free call in numbers for the 3rd Annual Tele-Thon will be posted at 5:00 AM Thursday, Nov.15th when the phone lines GO LIVE!!!!
Keep them ringing all day! Keep us flying until every Maine Veteran has their opportunity to fly with Honor Flight Maine!
Proud to announce this year's Tele-Thon sponsors: Rowe Auto Group, Eldridge Lumber, Friend and Friend, SW Collins, and Newport Glass! Thank you for supporting Honor Flight Maine!!
After the Calling Centers close, and 24/7 - 365 days a year, www.honorflightmaine.org is our website to make your greatly appreciated and secure donation!