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You have the opportunity to "Sponsor A Mission" for a donation of only $1,420. This is a perfect opportunity for companies, organizations, service clubs, scout troops or families to support Mercy Flight and see the results. We will send you a handwritten note telling you about the difference your contribution made with a patient about the mission you helped us complete.

We perform our lifesaving services without regard to our patients’ insurance status or ability to pay.

As a result, Mercy Flight forgave more than $1.6 million last year (an average of $1,420 per mission)

for care provided to uninsured or under-insured patients.

Mercy Flight Western New York is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) corporation and relies on contributions from our supporters. While third party payors reimburse us a portion of each flight’s true cost, we still rely on additional funding from individual contributions, corporate donations, community fundraisers, and community grants.  All donations are tax-deductible where nearly $0.89 of every dollar is used directly toward program expenses.

Patient Testimonials

See the direct impact your support can have when Mercy Flight was there for patients when they needed it

The Rioch’s Story

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“I will never forget that day,” said Suzanne Rioch, a retired art/special education teacher. “We were living in Victor at the time, and our house was near a corner. There was a motor vehicle accident involving a truck and a minivan about 500 yards from our house. The minivan occupant…

Joniel’s Story

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For Amy and Jonathan Rivera and their newborn son Joniel, Mercy Flight was there when minutes mattered. On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Amy Rivera, in her thirty-fifth week of pregnancy, went into labor and delivered her son Joniel at Olean General Hospital (OGH). Although babies born prematurely may exhibit symptoms…

Michelle’s Story

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Michelle was celebrating Independence Day with her family in Chautauqua County, when high velocity fireworks hurtled toward her. She saw a white flash, and in an instant, her clothing caught fire as the pyrotechnic device hit her and remained in her lap. Within minutes, Michelle was airlifted from the scene…