ISTAT AIRLINK A Humanitarian Initiative of the ISTAT Foundation. Aid & International Development Forum Japan – Assessment and Current Progress Workshop June 8 & 9, 2011 Ty Prettyman, Program Director. AIRLINK – THE FUNDAMENTALS. Given:
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A Humanitarian Initiative of the ISTAT Foundation
Aid & International Development Forum
Japan – Assessment and Current Progress Workshop
June 8 & 9, 2011
Ty Prettyman, Program Director
IATA Load Factors
…and the capacity is
Blue = empty space!
No need to reinvent the wheel – let’s use empty space that is already flying around everyday!
Omni Air International
One World Environment
Over 15,000 fatalities
Over 125,000 buildings damaged or destroyed
Through AirLink Hawaiian Air donated five round trip seats to Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) for a mission to set up aid distribution logistics. On Tuesday, April 5th the AAI team met with both Hands on Tokyo and Second Hand Harvest in Japan to discuss aid distribution. They also prepared 1,000 pounds of relief supplies that AAI volunteers brought with them on the Hawaiian Air flight for distribution in areas north of Tokyo. On April 6th the AAI team met with warehouse staff near the Narita airport to inspect the 3,000 square feet of donated space that was offered to AAI for storage of aid supplies.
I want to thank AirLink, and Particularly Hawaiian and JetBlue Airlines, for helping us with our response to the disaster in Japan. We were able to combine their two offers to allow me a no-cost roundtrip flight, which helped keep our efforts on the ground focused and progressive.
With simultaneous efforts underway in Haiti, Japan, and now Missouri our resources are strained, and knowing that the "AirLink Team" is there to provide support and encouragement means a lot to all of us at All Hands Volunteers.
All Hands Volunteers
PO Box 546
Carlisle, MA 01741