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Your Vote Could Be Worth $5,000 For Wings of Mercy!

Your Vote Could Be Worth $5,000 For Wings of Mercy!

Wings of Mercy is one of 10 local non-profit organizations selected to participate in Best Financial Credit Union’s 2017 Community Giveback.  Please visit https://bestfinancialcu.org/2017-community-giveback.html and vote for our video today!

You can cast your vote daily between March 13th and March 31st to determine the top 6 videos. Starting April 1st through the 14th, the nominees will be narrowed down to the top 3 with each receiving a $5,000 donation.

Dates Set For 2017 Summer Events

Dates Set For 2017 Summer Events

Mark your calendars now for our 2017 Summer Events:

  • June 10 – Muskegon CareAffaire, Run For Wings 5K
  • July 15 – Lake County CareAffaire, Runway 5K
  • August 26 – Holland CareAffaire, Runway 5K

A HUGE THANKYOU to our amazing volunteers who make these events possible.  If you would like to volunteer for an event, please call our office at 616.396.1077 and we will connect you with the coordinator in your area.

Help Us Raise $10,000 on #GivingTuesday

Help Us Raise $10,000 on #GivingTuesday

Click Here To Donate on #GivingTuesday

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Pilots, Tim and Nick Talsma have provided the perfect inspiration for participating in Wings of Mercy’s first ever #GivingTuesday.   Tuesday is the day the Talsmas have set aside to volunteer for Wings of Mercy.  Since they first signed on last October, the Talsmas have flown 8455 miles, donated over 60 hours on their plane, and helped 14 people in need, all on Tuesdays.  We invite you and your family, friends, and colleagues to join us on Tuesday, November 29th,  and the following 52 Tuesdays, and help us raise funds to cover the fuel for the Talsma’s flights in 2017.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 in Tuesday online giving by November 28, 2017.

Just click the link provided above.  You can make your gift reoccurring and give every Tuesday, once a month on Tuesdays, whatever works for you.  Together, we will keep our flights free and help more people have access to the healthcare they desperately need.

Click Here To Donate on #GivingTuesday

 

Help us raise $10,000 on #GivingTuesday

Help us raise $10,000 on #GivingTuesday

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Following the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is your opportunity to cool your holiday consumer engines and focus on the good work being accomplished by charitable organizations.  It’s a simple idea designed to encourage you to come together with your family, your company, or your civic organization, to discover ways to give back.

Pilots, Tim and Nick Talsma have provided the perfect inspiration for participating in Wings of Mercy’s first ever #GivingTuesday.   Tuesday is the day the Talsmas have set aside to volunteer for Wings of Mercy.  Since they first signed on last October, the Talsmas have flown 8455 miles, donated over 60 hours on their plane, and helped 14 people in need, all on Tuesdays.  We invite you and your family, friends, and colleagues to join us on Tuesday, November 29th,  and the following 52 Tuesdays and help us raise funds to cover the fuel for the Talsma’s flights in 2017.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 in Tuesday online giving by November 28, 2017. 

It’s as easy as visiting or website and clicking “Give”.  You can make your gift reoccurring and give every Tuesday, once a month on Tuesdays, whatever works for you.  Together, we will keep our flights free and help more people have access to the healthcare they desperately need.

 

Even a bad day golfing is better than a good day at work…

Even a bad day golfing is better than a good day at work…

Especially if you are golfing for a great cause. There is still time to register for the Wings of Mercy Charity Golf Outing sponsored by Gerber Collision and Glass.  This annual event will be held at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale on Wednesday, September 14.  Registration begins at 7:00 AM with an 8:00 AM shotgun start.  The format is a four person best ball scramble.  Lunch will be served after the event.  If you would like to attend, please fax or email your information to John Schreiber at john.schreiber@gerbercollision.com, 616.204.0398.

The 2016 Holland CareAffaire is this Saturday, August 27

The 2016 Holland CareAffaire is this Saturday, August 27

If you see vintage war birds flying over in formation Saturday morning, it’s to draw you out to West Michigan Regional Airport for our annual Runway 5K, Pancake Breakfast, and Fly-in. There is still time to register online for the Runway 5K at runsignup.com or show-up at 7AM on Saturday for same day registration.  All race packets can be picked up at the registration table any time after 7AM and the race will start promptly at 8AM. The Lions will serve their famous pancakes from 8 to Noon.  The cost for breakfast is just $6/person or $25 for a family of up to 6 people.  The EAA Young Eagles will start giving free plane rides to kids ages 8 to 17 at 8:30 AM.  Come early to register your children. Have you always wanted to go up in a helicopter, or a lear jet?  Or maybe you would like to meet some of our Wings of Mercy pilots and ride in a plane that has been used for our missions.  Helicopter, plane and lear jet rides will be available for an additional donation. Don’t miss this unique event.

Golf Anyone?

Golf Anyone?

Mark your calendars now for the 2016 Wings of Mercy Charity Golf Outing on Wednesday, September 14th.  This event is sponsored by Gerber Collision & Glass and is held at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale. It’s a four person, best ball scramble with registration at 7:00 am, shotgun start at 8:00 am and lunch following the event.  Please contact John Schreiber at john.schreiber@gerbercollision.com or call 616-204-0398 if you would like to attend.  Please specify the number of golfers, names and company.

Still Time to Register for the Lake Co. Runway 5K on Saturday, July 16

Still Time to Register for the Lake Co. Runway 5K on Saturday, July 16

Register now for our Lake County Runway 5K at this link: Lake County Runway 5K.  Same day registration begins at 7:00 AM Saturday morning and goes until 7:45 AM. The race starts at 8:00 AM. Race packets for those who registered online can be picked up Friday evening from 7 to 9 PM at Campbell Airport at the beige hangar.  The route is very unique and the weather is going to be beautiful.  See you there!

January 2017 Flight Log

1/1/2017 K77G-KPNE John Laws and Brett Milford Baron 1/3/2017 KMKE-KRST Gary Sage and Micah DeLeeuw Golden Eagle 1/7/2017 KPNE-K77G Drew Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor 1/7/2017 KPLN-KRST Roland Betker and Jeff Priebe Cessna TTx 1/13/2017 KRST-KPLN Gary Sage and...

December 2016 Flight Log

12/1/2016 KMSN-KIWD Drew Grooters and Bill Klungle Chancellor 12/5/2016 KTVC-KRST Thomas Wilkoski and Jimmy Szajkovics Baron 12/10/2016 KRST-KTVC Gary Sage and Donald Stein Golden Eagle 12/12/2016 KCMX-KARB Ryan Veenstra and Ray Chester Socata 12/13/2016 KANJ-KARB Tim...

November 2016 Flight Log

11/1/2016 KMKG-KRST George Schraft and Matthew Tingley Cessna 310 11/3/2016 KUES-KSEF Thomas Wilkoski and Jimmy Szajkovics Baron 11/3/2016 KHOU-KPTK Tim Fino and Slav Inger Seneca 11/3/2016 KCMX-KARB Mike Miller and Larry Fuerst Baron 11/4/2016 KBIV-KBKL Chad L. and...

October 2016 Flight Log

10/4/2016 KMKG-KBHM Drew Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor 10/4/2016 KFNT-KRST Chad L. and Jeff Thomas Skyknight 10/5/2016 KCMX-KARB Don Mertke and Timothy Brenner Cirrus 10/6/2016 KRST-KFNT Chad L. and Larry Fuers Skyknight 10/6/2016 KBHM-KMKG Drew Grooters and...

September 2016 Flight Log

9/1/2016 KFDK-KGRR Ray Chester and Ryan Veenstra Socata 9/7/2016 KCMX-KARB Mike Miller and Christopher Gottwald Baron 9/13/2016 KARB-KCMX Nick Jilek and Mark Nelson Merlin IIIB 9/13/2016 KMKG-KRST Chris Faircloth and Larry Fuerst Comanche 9/14/2016 KLDM-KMSN Kevin...

August 2016 Flight Log

8/3/2016 KHOU-KBIV Tim Fino and Larry Fuerst Seneca 8/3/2016 KLDM-KMSN Peter Santangelo and Joshua Clark Golden Eagle 8/4/2016 KBKL-KMKG John Workman and Daniel Neville Chancellor 8/4/2016 KBIV-KBKL Drew Grooters and Darin Hostetler Chancellor 8/5/2016   KMSN-KLDM...

July 2016 Flight Log

7/7/2016 KMKG-KRST George Schraft and Fred McCaskill N234DW Cessna 310 7/9/2016 KRST-KMKG Richard Terzo and John Olson N886BA Cessna 340 7/13/2016 KOWD-KANJ Tim Fino and Ed Phelka N47815 Seneca 7/14/2016 KGRR-KBOS Drew Grooters and Eric Haney N414MA Chancellor...

June 2016 Flight Log

6/15/2016 KMGY-KLAN Andrew (Drew) Grooters and Darin Hostetler Chancellor 6/19/2016 KMKG-KMSP Brad Pugh and Chad Pugh Columbia 6/21/2016 KMSN-KLDM Roland Betker and Larry Fuerst Corvalis 6/21/2016 KCMX-KARB Jerry Baarman and David Siegers Centurian 6/21/2016 KBIV-KFDK...

May 2016 Flight Log

5/10/2016 KMKG-KBKL Timothy Brenner and Terry Lutz Cirrus 5/10/2016 KGRR-KBOS Drew Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor 5/10/2016 KGRR-KTEB Drew Grooters and Larry Fuerst Chancellor 5/10/2016 KZPH-KMKG Gil Collver and Tim Brutsche Twin Commander 5/12/2016 KSRQ-KGRR...

April 2016 Flight Log

4/3/2016 KMKG-KLGA Drew Grooters and Jeff Ostrander Chancellor 4/4/2016 KJFK-KMBL Drew Grooters and Jeff Ostrander Chancellor 4/5/2016 KARB-KCMX Cynthia Barclae and Dan Holtzclaw Bonanza 4/11/2016 KESC-KARB Kevin Malone and Daniel Jonkhoff Golden Eagle 4/11/2016...

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