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Wings of Mercy Minnesota Inc. Adopt-A-Flight No823 is the first chapter of an organization of Wings of Mercy Michigan that was founded by Mr. Peter VandenBosch, a retired businessman in Holland Michigan in 1991.  Dr. David Van Nostrand was performing Samaritan surgery as part of the Trelawny Outreach Project when he was made aware of Wings of Mercy Michigan. 

Intrigued by the organization, Dr. Van Nostrand was given the opportunity to fly numerous missions during the span of one week.  He thoroughly enjoyed the experience and came home to St. Cloud and started the Minnesota Chapter of Wings of Mercy.  Wings of Mercy, Minnesota Inc. (Wings) was established and incorporated as a 501(c) 3 organization in January of 1995, flying its first flight in the same month..

Our primary mission is to provide the air transportation that the people of the Upper Midwest request of us, primarily North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin. In our 15th year of operation, we are closing in on our 900th mission.

Over 50% of our beneficiaries are children, most are medical patients receiving follow-up care for cancer, surgery, breathing problems or other ailments. All of our beneficiaries have medical insurance. Our beneficiaries are not able to be transported via van, bus, or train because their bodies simply cannot make it onto the van, bus or train due to pain, body casts, paralysis etc. Further, they or their caregiver have already missed so much work due to the illness that any more time off for the longer trips would put them on the unemployment line, thus losing medical insurance and their standard of living.


Dr. Dave Van Nostrand, Wings of Mercy, Minnesota Inc. Founder

Contributions or gifts to the Wings of Mercy organization are tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Wings of Mercy, Minnesota, Inc. was established and incorporated as a 501(c)3 charitable organization in January of 1995.
We can accept any amount over $10 through a safe and secure online donation. JustGive.org is a web-based charitable giving tool that ensures your privacy. Their secure server protects your financial information and safely transfers your credit card donation. Your name and other information will never be sold, traded, or given over to any other group. Click here to donate to Wings of Mercy through JustGive.org.

Help contribute to our efforts and be a part of the lives of those in need. Donate and you can make a difference today.


Wings of Mercy | PO Box 1921 | Maple Grove, MN 55311
WingsOfMercyMN.org | 1-(800)-98-MERCY
Email: Kate Ritzer, Outreach Director

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