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WPAFB Sends 500,000 Meals to Haiti
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE -- A C-17 Globemaster III airplane from the 445th Airlift Wing of Wright-Patt Air Force Base will be arriving in Haiti Friday with to deliver more than 500,000 meals to impoverished country.
It's one of the poorest countries in the world, and the people of Haiti became even more in need after the devastating Earthquake in 2010.
"They need a lot of help in the international community and they will continue to need it for some time and the U.S. is in position where we can lend that help," said C-17 Pilot Matthew Crockett.
So The 445th Airlift Wing at Wright Patt is giving their hearts and some muscle to serve a country still in need. The unit will deliver 76 skids (10 aircraft pallets) of dried and sealed food packets to the impoverished country. This equates to 541,728 meals.
"This is the kind of thing we really enjoyed doing," loadmaster Kelly Earehart said. "Because they need it. The earthquake they had was devastating they need all the help they can get we are proud to help them."
"It's the one opportunity I can think of when you get to see direct effects of helping out people. and that can range from helping out after Katrina, helping out with the floods of Pakistan or helping Haiti which is in continual need of humanitarian aid," said Crockett.
Kids Against Hunger is a ministry of A Child's Hope International from Cincinnati. They provided the food as part of the Denton Program which works to put the extra space on U.S. military vehicles and airplanes to good use.
"It's kind of a no-cost program for us because the airplane is going to be doing training in that area and the benefit for us as we can support a charitable organization for them and it won't cost them for the lift," said 445th airlift wing commander Col. Steve Goeman.
So instead flying an empty plane to Port-Au-Prince, it'll be full of meals that for Haiti will go a long way.
"Every little bit helps and with our particular plane we can carry quite a bit so anytime we get the opportunity to lend a hand and get a mission like this, it's a humbling and rewarding experience," said Crockett.
The crew plans to be back from Haiti on Sunday.
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