Folks are donating air miles to fly refugees — like those in Afghanistan — out of harm’s way … and celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Phoebe Bridgers have supercharged the effort that now boasts 200 million miles!!!
Celebs are helping raise awareness for a non-profit called Miles4Migrants, which pools airline miles for refugees around the globe, and in the wake of the chaos in Afghanistan, the donations are piling in.
Miles4Migrants tells TMZ … in the past week, the program’s seen a whopping 222 million frequent-flyer miles pour in … a staggering figure that dwarfs the 168 million miles raised in the first 5 years of the program’s existence.
Jennifer and Phoebe are among the celebs encouraging their fans and followers to donate airline miles … and we’re told the 222 million miles donated could get more than 15,000 refugees on planes, including many Afghans.
As you know … there’s a rush to get folks out of Afghanistan, and there have been some heart-wrenching scenes playing out at airports across the country.
While much of the focus is on Afghanistan, and rightfully so, we’re told the donated frequent-flyer miles will also benefit refugees in other countries and asylum-seeking families separated by war, persecution and disaster.
In addition to airline miles, M4M tells us generous folks are also making a world of difference by donating cash … and they’re hard up for money to pay for all the surcharges that come with air travel.