Airlink Provides Rapid Response Airlift for Team Rubicon to Help Midwestern Flood Relief Efforts
In late July, Airlink launched a response to historic flooding in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois in partnership with Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, and Team Rubicon. Airlink is a nonprofit rapid-response disaster and humanitarian relief organization that links pre-qualified nonprofits and NGOs with partner airlines for passenger and cargo transportation.
Team Rubicon is deploying US veterans from across the United States who are volunteering their time to help with cleanup efforts in heavily impacted areas. The first of three waves of volunteers departed on July 28 and are now engaged in cleanup efforts in the impacted areas.
“Volunteers are vital to assist these recovery efforts, and more are needed in the coming weeks,” says Steven Smith, Airlink executive director. “Every 25,000 miles or $500 raised supports a responder to a disaster site, and Airlink anticipates needing up to 1.2 million miles for this response.”
Donate miles or funds now and sponsor a volunteer’s flight through Airlink.