In April 2020, Airlink launched the AviationC.A.R.E.S. (Co-ordinated Air Response for Emergency Supplies) campaign with two objectives in mind: to provide reliable airlift to organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and promote the tremendous generosity of the aviation industry in response to crises.
Providing a Sustainable Pipeline of Airlift for Responding Relief Organizations
Airlink’s global impact fund under the AviationC.A.R.E.S. umbrella aims to raise $10M in cash and in-kind support from individuals, corporate, and foundation donors to underwrite transportation and logistics for a growing network of nonprofit relief organizations.
Beyond the immediate COVID-19 focused needs of relief organizations, this funding will be used to help fuel relief efforts for fragile communities enduring ongoing natural disasters during the pandemic and beyond.
AviationC.A.R.E.S. draws attention to the important role airlines and the broader aviation sector play in the rapid and reliable delivery of aid and relief workers around the globe. #AviationCARES is a means for those inside and outside the aviation sector to show their support for an industry hard-hit by COVID-19 but still continuing to keep vital supply chains moving to deliver humanitarian aid.
Ways to Support the Campaign
Partner: Airlines, logistics companies, and nonprofit relief organizations interested in joining our efforts to bring critical medical supplies and other aid to communities fighting COVID-19 and recovering from disasters are encouraged to contact us.
Spread the Word:
- Use the AviationCARES logo and #AviationCARES across your social media platforms to promote your good works, show support for Airlink, and recognize the aviation sector’s response to COVID-19
- Include a link to Airlink’s campaign giving page on your company’s website or launch a giving challenge and match employee and/or customer donations (contact us to establish a custom fundraising page featuring your company’s logo)
- Email your employees and other stakeholders about Airlink and the AviationC.A.R.E.S. campaign and invite their support
- Endorse Airlink’s effort by providing a supportive quote from your company’s executive leadership that Airlink can use in electronic and printed publications
Airlink is recognized as a 501(c)3 charitable organization and holds a Platinum Guidestar rating. To discuss other ways to support Airlink, please contact Sandra Walter, Development Director.