Avionics News July 2017 - 20
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Wings of Hope
Delivering help and hope around the world
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C H R I S T I N E
Baby Griffin looks out an aircraft window. Wings
of Hope transports Griffin from Ohio to St. Louis
Children's Hospital for treatment of clubfeet.
K N A U E R
high school student works on the engine of a Cessna 182 in
Lancaster, Texas, while in Tanzania, a group of Maasai people
gather around a Cessna U206 to help unload much-needed
medical supplies. In India, a woman assembles incense sticks, earning
money to support and feed her family. They're all beneficiaries of Wings
of Hope, an aviation nonprofit that delivers humanitarian programs in 12
countries around the world. The group currently operates in Africa, Asia and
"We fly volunteer doctors and dentists into communities to provide
preventive and maternal care, vaccinations for children, and dental care,"
said Carol Enright, Wings of Hope communications manager. "We also use
our airplanes for emergency medical transportation from remote areas to
hospitals in nearby cities."
Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the organization depends on a lean staff of
12 and some 250 volunteers worldwide to provide health care, education and
basic resources - all in the hope of lifting people toward self-sufficiency.
"In Cambodia, we support an after-school English language outreach
program to help children in poor areas get into college," Enright said. "In
Nicaragua and Ecuador, we give villages the supplies and training they need
to raise chickens as a sustainable source of protein. In India and Kenya,
Wings of Hope provides microloans and training to help women start small
businesses as a source of sustainable income."