Hurricane Lane

Airlink mobilizes a partnered response to the aftermath of Hurricane Lane, which passed just south of Hawaii over the last weekend in August, 2018.

What began as a category 5 hurricane, Lane diminished to a tropical storm by the time it passed by Hawaii. Hawaii County reported as much as four feet of rain in some areas, which resulted in flood damage and landslides. The nonprofit community originally planned for a large-scale response to this storm, but fortunately the damage was not as extreme or widespread as initially anticipated.

In total, Airlink worked with two airline partners,, and nine nonprofit partners to move 31 responders and several pallets of mold remediation supplies to Hawaii.

Heart to Heart International and World Central Kitchen engaged in disaster preparedness operations, with three volunteers arriving in Hawaii ahead of the storm. 

Good 360 procured mold remediation supplies which Airlink coordinated shipment from Denver to Hilo with help from, United Airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines.