Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company located in Teterboro, NJ (TEB) and Hayward, CA (HWD), has been assisting in the aid efforts being made for the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Less than two weeks after the storms made landfall on the island, Puerto Rico is now being faced with what officials are calling a “full-blown humanitarian crisis”. The citizens of the island are currently without running water and electricity. Furthermore, 80% of Puerto Rico’s crops have been destroyed, leaving its people desperate for help.
Throughout the past two weeks, we have seen heroic acts of humanitarianism come through our Teterboro FBO. Countless charter flights have been dispatched to help vacate loved ones from the island and to help aid those in need by providing basic supplies.
Recently, Meridian supported the efforts of author, entrepreneur, and reality TV star, Bethenny Frankel. Her B Strong Foundation, which was created to help support women and their families impacted by natural disasters, has raised over $300,000 ,and has chartered 4 planes filled with essential family supplies! We at Meridian have extended a helping hand to her by serving as a storage and staging location for important items such as water, food, hygiene products, and even medical supplies.
We would like to thank everyone who is doing their part to help support Puerto Rico in this time of dire need, as well as the first responders who are continuing to provide support to the island. Nearly all of the U.S. territory’s 3.4 million citizens need our help recovering from the storm.
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