Bahamas Relief | A Pilot’s Account
Story by Kent Anderson
I’ve always grown up believing that it’s important to help people less fortunate than ourselves any way that we can and in this case, Hurricane Matthew spared us in West Palm Beach while our neighbors in the Bahamas less than 70 miles away were completely devastated.
So many of us in South Florida love the Bahamas and it hurts us deeply to see them struggle through hurricane recovery for the second year in a row. It is amazing to see how many people have come through with support and donations to help our island neighbors get back on their feet.
I joined a large group of pilots to donate our time and aircrafts to transport much needed essentials to places that were closed off from all other support lines. In West End, our planes were the first to land and bring in supplies like water and food.
It is important to make sure the donations are distributed properly, so we personally deliver them to our contacts at established distribution centers such as churches and schools where we know they will be responsibly dispersed.
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