Flight with 31 tons of emergency supplies leaves Miami today for San Juan
MIAMI — The Atlantic hurricane season is nearly over, but for Caribbean communities impacted by recent storms, the journey to recovery is ongoing. This afternoon, Airlink launched a flight from Miami carrying 31 tons of relief supplies to Puerto Rico for five charity aid organizations.
Medicines, generators, water filters, solar chargers, and shelter and school repair materials are among the supplies being transported. While the bulk of the cargo will be used to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico, approximately eight tons will continue from San Juan by boat to St. Thomas and Beef Island/Tortola.
We previously arranged free transportation for 15 organizations sending more than 100 relief workers and 32 tons of emergency cargo distributed throughout the Caribbean since Hurricane Irma made landfall.
Today’s Airlink flight is allowing our charity aid partners to redirect the transportation savings toward providing more aid. Participating organizations are also relying on us to overcome logistical challenges arising from constricted supply chains following the storms.
Aid organizations benefiting from today’s flight are Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), MAP International , Afya Foundation , Global Links and World Hope International.
Overwhelming need and damaged infrastructure have challenged our relief partners serving hurricane survivors throughout the Caribbean. Due to the generosity of our donors, we have the funds available to assist them in transporting supplies that will relieve human suffering and aid the community recovery process.