Million Air’s donations for Houston Food Bank’s “Back 2 School Fest” packed over 2,000 backpacks full of school supplies! The 13 pallets worth of backpacks were donated at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. In total, the event packed 60 pallets worth of over 9,000 backpacks- 20 pallets more than the goal. Million Air also donated a total of 214 pounds of food!! That is equal to 200 meals that helped feed the Houston area.
Million Air San Juan was the main touch point getting resources on and families off the island. In addition to staying open 24/7, the Million Air team opened up a second fuel operation at Roosevelt Roads Airport (TJRV) in Ceiba to support the Army and Air Force relief operations. We took the airport fuel inventory 5,000 gal to 59,000 gal overnight.
The Houston area was in the battle zone of heavy rains and severe flooding as Southeast Texas was devastated from Hurricane Harvey. Although officially closed through NOTAMs, Million Air stayed open 24/7 servicing special operations and relief aircraft operating lifesaving rescue missions and extracting stranded families.
Million Air Tallahassee and Million Air Gulfport assisted in relief efforts in support of Hurricane Irma, receiving voice mails and thank you letters from Marine and Air Force Officers.