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Evansville Honor Flight Committee still seeking applications, donations

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Honor Flight has scheduled to fly out of the Evansville Regional Airport in October.

The flight will carry veterans to Washington D.C. where they can see the war monuments for the very first time. 

The committee working to make the flight happen says it has received 33 veteran applications and 20 guardian applications, but they're accepting more because they need to have 70 vets for the flight.  

They have received some donations.

Global Medical has donated wheelchairs for any veteran who needs one on the trip.

Also, Atlas Van Lines recently sent in a donation that will cover the cost of one of the three buses needed to transport the vets around D.C.

However, the group says they still need cash donations to meet their goal of $31,500 dollars.

Committee members will be at the Otters game tomorrow night to take applications and donations.

The flight is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014. The Evansville committee is working with the Indy Honor Flight Chapter. 

For anyone interested in applying to go on the flight - either as a veteran or as a guardian - click here for more information.

You can also click there to find out how to donate or become a sponsor. 

To stay up to date on the committee's work, check out their Facebook page.

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