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American Airlines and Medical Wings Foundation send humanitarian aid to Peru

April 3, 2017

The American Airlines Cargo team and Medical Wings International foundation joined forces to send humanitarian aid to those affected by the intense rain and flooding on the outskirts of Lima and in the northern zone of Peru.

American’s Latin Diversity Network one of the company’s Employee Resource groups comprised of Hispanic/Latin employees with the Support of Medical Wings and American Airlines Cargo have collected more than 3,000 kilos for a second shipment of water, Gatorade and juices.

“We hope to gather more donations of boots, shoes and blankets to help the victims in the areas that have been devastated by the flooding in our next shipments,” said, Glenda Johnson, president of Medical Wings International and an American Airlines retiree.

The donations were received by INDECI (Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil), organization designated by the government to handle donations and their distribution to affected areas. The shipments were sent from Dallas/Fort Worth and arrived in Lima onboard a Boeing 767-300 via Miami (MIA). It should be noted that these shipments passed through Customs and given to INDECI for distribution in record time as a show of support by the Customs Administration.

At the local level American team members through their Lets Achieve a Smile campaign have organized to collect and pack food, clothing, medicine, boots, hoses, diapers, tents and other first aid needs and sent to the affected zones in Piura, Trujillo y Castro Virreyna. A truck with 12 tons of relief supplies left last Saturday.

Disaster relief supplies are a constant need in many disaster areas around the world and American Airlines is firmly committed to helping those affected in Peru.

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