Natural Disaster Support
Our experiences in Puerto Rico, St Thomas, Tortola, Turks & Caicos, Abaco, Grand Bahama, the Florida Keys, Florida and Georgia have shown that rapid response saves lives. When compassionate and practical help comes quickly, victims know they’re not alone.
The value of agility in transportation was especially demonstrated in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in 2019. Over a period of four months, hundreds of volunteer workers from every construction trade were shuttled to and among the Bahamian islands on weekly rotations to work on housing stabilization for hundreds of local residents. In addition, several tons of building materials were ferried to the islands by our volunteers and aircraft to keep the construction crews supplied.
The result of this intensive airlift operation was that nearly all of the stabilization work was completed before regular commercial air transportation service to the islands had even been restored. Victims would have had to endure months in unsafe and unhealthy living conditions if the construction volunteers had to wait for regular air service to be re-established before starting.