Amerijet International Inc. is helping Food For The Poor build a home for a destitute family in Haiti and provide lifesaving aid.
Amerijet presented a check Wednesday morning to Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor at the charity’s Coconut Creek headquarters.
“Amerijet’s gift is a blessing to the poor,” Mahfood said. “We are grateful to Amerijet for this generous donation. A house, with access to water and a flush toilet, is one of the greatest gifts we can give a family. Experiencing God’s love through the generosity of our donors will help to bring the people closer to God.”
The new home will be part of Food For The Poor’s campaign to build 1,000 housing units in 100 days in Haiti and help the country recover from Hurricane Matthew, which ravaged the country’s southern peninsula on Oct. 4.
“Amerijet demonstrates its commitment to the communities we serve in many ways. One is by partnering with nonprofit organizations and through employee and corporate donations,” said Pamela Rollins, Senior Vice President Business Development of Amerijet.
“As an all-cargo carrier serving the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, we are grateful to be able to help bring lifesaving aid to those in need,” Rollins said. Fort Lauderdale-based Amerijet is a cargo shipping airline with offices throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America and other parts of the world. In the past, Amerijet would give gifts to each office for them to enjoy or pass on to their clients.
This year, company leaders decided to try something new and more meaningful by making a donation to a charity on behalf of all of its offices. They chose Food For The Poor because the company and the charity serve the same countries in the Caribbean and South and Central America, and many staff at Amerijet have a rich history with the charity.
Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.