Local nonprofit Southeast Florida Honor Flight is finding itself in a bit of a tailspin.
The organization, which flies veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial commemorating the conflict in which they served, recently lost the support of one of its major donors.
Now, Southeast Florida Honor Flight needs to raise $65,000 to make this dream a reality for 85 veterans on Oct. 24.
The first honor flight took place in May of 2005 out of Springfield, Ohio. Since then, Honor Flight programs have taken flight all across the country; about 1,600 veterans have seen the memorials through Honor Flight in Stuart alone.
In order to raise the remaining funds for the last honor flight of the year, Roger Dean Stadium will be showing the documentary “Honor Flight: One Last Mission” on Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
If you’re looking for more ways to contribute, JJ Muggs Stadium Grill at the ballpark will be donating 10 percent of each purchase to Southeast Florida Honor Flight before and after the movie screening when you present your ticket.
Tickets also include admission to the military appreciation game at Roger Dean Stadium on Aug. 29.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased at the Roger Dean Stadium ticket office, Ticketmaster or at honorflightsefl.org/events.
For more information on ways to help out, visit honorflightsefl.org.