On "Happening Now" today, we learned about a worthy cause for holiday donations. 

Luke's Wings is a nonprofit organization that makes it financially possible for injured U.S. service members to see their loved ones while they recover. 

The organization's efforts include the "No Christmas Alone" campaign to make sure wounded warriors can see their families for the holidays. 

The founder of Luke's Wings, Fletcher Gill, joined Jon Scott this morning, along with Claudia Avila, whose husband was injured by an IED in Afghanistan. 

Capt. Luis Avila was on his fifth deployment in 2011 when he was severely injured and has endured an arduous recovery process at Walter Reed in Washington, D.C.

Avila, a father of three teenage boys, spent 40 days in a coma after the explosion, lost his left leg and was left nearly completely paralyzed.

Gill said his organization has booked 140 flights for families in the past few weeks - including for the Avilas - and is hoping to book hundreds more as donations come in. 

He announced to Claudia that Luke's Wings would provide the family airfare to properly send their oldest son off to college at University of Alabama.

A donation of $350 will pay for a flight and any donation of $50 or more comes with a Christmas ornament from Luke's Wings.

Watch the segment above and for more information on the organization, go to the Luke's Wings website.


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