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Pilots Delivering Aid to the Out Islands of the Bahamas after Irene
Bahamas habitat flies first relief missions after hurricane Irene. Organizations’ pilots delivering aid and assessing damage in the out islands. Donations and pilots needed.
The group has set up a main depot and coordination post at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE). Volunteers and pilots have come in from numerous points in the US and Bahamas. Planes were dispatched to deliver supplies and assess the damage and needs so the organization can direct the next wave of volunteer pilots according to the conditions they find on the ground in the various “Out Islands”.
“We made our first flights on Friday as soon as it was safe to fly”, said Cameron King, the organization’
The organization is reaching out for donations of supplies, additional pilots with aircraft to join in the relief airlift, and online donations to allow the group to buy supplies to fill their volunteer aircraft.
They are publishing lists of supplies needed on their website along with their flight missions. They have requested everything from generators to roofing materials to food that does not require much preparation such as pop-top cans and ready to eat items.
Abraham McIntyre, the Executive Director of Bahamas Methodist Habitat and the organization’
The organization maintains an active Hurricane Irene News Feed with photos from their missions. All parties interested in mission updates and volunteering opportunities should sign up on the website (http://www.bahamashabitat.org) for their mission update emails. Online donations are requested and can be made by credit card on the website. All donations are Tax Deductible.
Throughout the year Bahamas Habitat helps introduce pilots to mission flying opportunities and offer training opportunities so they can respond in times like these. This approach was tremendously successful in providing the organization the ability to respond quickly to the Haiti earthquake.
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Bahamas Habitat is a US-based Christian nonprofit organization supporting housing & disaster relief work in the Bahamas and Caribbean that also introduces pilots to mission flying opportunities. The organizations’