Miles4Migrants: Credit Card Rewards Donations Can Help Reunite Families and Bring Refugees to Safety

By Adam West

As the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. But sometimes, it begins with a single post on Reddit.

One thread was devoted to travelers discussing how they used their frequent flyer miles, and it was more or less what you’d expect. But then, Nick Ruiz wrote a post explaining how he used his miles to help a Pakistani refugee family. The father had fled the country to Italy due to religious persecution. Nick used his credit card rewards to reunite the father with his family.

“A lot of people said, ‘Oh, I would like to do something like this,’” said Seth Stanton, Co-Founder of Miles4Migrants. “Nick and I started having discussions about talking to refugee charities about integrating this idea into their work.”

Unfortunately, none of the charities had any expertise in the plan Nick and Seth put forward. But instead of getting discouraged, the pair saw an opportunity, and they started Miles4Migrants to do the work they envisioned.”

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