Florida School Children, National Airlines, and World Harvest Donate and
Deliver 60,000 lbs of Aid to Haiti


    


    
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<p>BUFFALO, N.Y., <chron>Feb. 3</chron> /CNW/ -- National Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Air Cargo (NAC), announced today it is donating a DC8-63F Intercontinental freighter to deliver 60,000 lbs of humanitarian aid collected by school children from the American Heritage School in <person>Del Ray Beach</person>, FL; Avitat; and World Harvest to <location>Port au Prince</location> tonight. The donation initiative was started by several area school children, including <person>Caterina Alf</person>, age 11, whose parents <person>Christopher Alf</person> (<person>Chris Alf</person>) and <person>Lori Alf</person> own NAC.</p>
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<p>The plane is schedule to depart from <location>Miami</location> International airport at <chron>7:00 p.m. EST</chron> and arrive in <location>Port au Prince</location> at approximately <chron>10:00 p.m. EST</chron>.</p>
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<p><person>Lori Alf</person>, co-founder of National Air Cargo is quoted, "The donation of this plane is one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.  We get to help the Haitian people during this trying time of need and also help these children understand the importance of compassion. My hope is that this trip will create a life experience for them - one that helps them integrate community service, compassion, and charity into their lives moving forward."</p>
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<p>National Airlines is working with several agencies in <location>Port au Prince</location> to distribute the hospital supplies, pharmaceuticals, water, syringes, bandages, canned food, clothing, shoes, household goods and medicines on the flight.</p>
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<p>"Situations such as these are when you get the true payoff for your hard work because you can make a direct impact to help others in need," stated <person>Christopher Alf</person>, founder of NAC.</p>
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<p><person>Christopher Alf</person> continues, "I know all the staff at National Airlines and National Air Cargo is feeling incredibly proud of our role in this donation and of the initiative and kindness of these kids."</p>
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<p>National Airlines also flew two DC8 Freight flights to the earthquake victims, one from Ostend, <location>Belgium</location> and one from <location>Zurich</location>, <location>Switzerland</location> with medical supplies, food, water and other emergency relief supplies into <location>Santo Domingo</location>.  The company was able to mobilize aircraft to assist in earthquake relief efforts within 2-hours of finalizing the agreements.</p>
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    About National Air Cargo
    
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<p>Since 1991, National Air Cargo has provided high quality and efficient freight forwarding services for many military and industrial customers. The company offers airlift operations with appropriate aircraft with payload options ranging from four tons to 250 tons to countries throughout the world. For more information please visit <a href="http://www.nationalaircargo.com">www.nationalaircargo.com</a>.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Samantha Stark, Rubenstein Public Relations, +1-212-843-8001, sstark@rubensteinpr.com Web Site: http://www.nationalaircargo.com

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