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Medical supplies, toys fly to Haiti

By Staff Reports on April 21, 2014
tagged airbus, jetblue, haiti

The Airbus Corporate Foundation and its partners JetBlue and Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen / Wings of Help (LOG) transported 10 tonnes of medical supplies, blankets, sheets and toys from Hamburg to Haiti.

The humanitarian aid was loaded on an A321, which was delivered to JetBlue. The plane went to Port-au–Prince, Haiti.

The supplies will be distributed to people in need in Haiti, many of whom are children. The donations were collected by the German non-governmental organization Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen and include cholera medication, sheets, clothing and toys.

“JetBlue is honored to partner with the Airbus Corporate Foundation and Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen to bring relief to the people of Haiti. Port-au-Prince is a new JetBlue destination, and it is always important for us to support the communities we serve,” JetBlue CSR Director Icema Gibbs said. “Besides the humanitarian material Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen has sourced to put on-board our new A321, JetBlue will also donate almost 2,000 books to improve literacy, build a well for an orphanage school and provide 1,500 female hygiene products to a local girls’ orphanage.”

“Our renewed help for the victims of the devastating earthquake in 2010 has the highest priority, and it is especially important to us to aid the cholera-stricken patients who still today lack the proper medicine and antibiotics they need,” Luftfahrt ohne Grenzen President Frank Franke said.