Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) announced he has donated over 308,000 frequent flyer miles to the Fisher House’s Hero Miles Program, which provides free airline tickets to American soldiers and their families. Most of Barrow’s miles were accumulated traveling back and forth from Georgia to Washington, D.C.
“I got most of these miles flying back and forth from Georgia to Washington as part of my job,” said Barrow. “And I can’t think of a better use for them than to help our troops and their families travel to see each other this holiday season.”
The Hero Miles program is administered by the non-profit Fisher House. The program is comprised of 10 major U.S. airlines whose passengers are able to donate their accumulated frequent flyer miles to assist servicemen and women or their families see each other. Soldiers may use the tickets to travel home with approved leave, or the families may travel to visit the soldiers if they are being treated at a medical center.
For more information about the Fisher House and the Hero Miles program, please visit http://www.fisherhouse.org, or call toll-free 1-888-294-8560.