On Monday, September 23 more than 200 business leaders from the global aviation leasing and finance sectors came together in support of disaster relief organization Airlink. The 2019 Rolls-Royce Gala for Airlink, held at the AXICA Convention Center in Berlin, Germany raised $156,000 for the organization.
As part of its mission to mobilize the aviation community in times of disaster, Airlink partners with other aid organizations and airlines to move relief workers and emergency supplies into devastated communities. The organization is currently responding to communities in the Bahamas impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
“Because of the generosity of Rolls-Royce, event sponsors and attendees, we will be able to provide transportation solutions resulting in people receiving lifesaving and life-improving help across the globe,” said Airlink CEO Steven J. Smith.
The funds raised from the event will further enable Airlink to bring medicines, water purification equipment, shelter and other critical supplies and response expertise to people and communities in need.