Air Canada Provides Humanitarian Relief To Regions Affected By Hurricane Irma
Air Canada is supporting relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Irma with a humanitarian flight loaded with relief supplies. Recently, Air Canada's regularly scheduled flight to Antigua carried 400 kg of cargo including 360 litres of water as well as GlobalMedic humanitarian aid including much needed plywood.
40 Air Canada Foundation employee ambassadors and family members rallied with GlobalMedic volunteers to package emergency kits for families in areas affected by Hurricane Irma. Air Canada employees packed 1,000 kits containing hygiene supplies and water purification systems that will be transported using cargo space donated by the airline to help more than 3,000 people. Employees hand wrote on every box a message of hope. Approximately 110 kits were sent on Monday, September 18 to Grenada. The rest of the supplies will be sent on other flights to the Caribbean including St. Lucia, Antigua, Cuba and will also be distributed to neighbouring islands such as Tortola, Sint Maarten and Anguilla.