United raises miles for Fisher House Foundation ahead of Veterans Day

United is rallying its loyalty customers to donate MileagePlus miles to the Fisher House Foundation ahead of Veterans Day to help support travel for families of wounded, injured and ill service members who are undergoing medical treatment through their Hero Miles program. During the month of November, the airline’s industry-leading crowdsourcing program, Miles on a Mission, will spotlight Fisher House Foundation and encourage donations – United will match the first one million miles raised.

Military and veteran families can stay at Fisher House locations for free while a loved one is in the hospital but travel costs can be a challenge

Fisher House Foundation manages more than 95 homes around the world where military and veteran families can stay free of charge while a loved one is receiving care at a military or Veterans Affairs medical center. Often, families must pay their own way to get to a Fisher House home.

United currently employs nearly 8,000 veterans and, in addition to supporting organizations like Fisher House, has created recruiting and job opportunities across the airline.