Operation Airdrop delivers supplies to areas flooded by Hurricane Florence

September 20, 2018

Within mere minutes, volunteers from the Texas-based organization Operation Airdrop rushed to unload a semi-truck filled with bottled water. In under a half-hour, those same bottles were airborne from Raleigh-Durham International Airport bound toward a flooded Carteret County.

Dan Benedix, a volunteer pilot, said the organization delivered 29,000 pounds of food and supplies across North Carolina on Tuesday and approximately 55,000 pounds Wednesday. “In Lumberton they’re unloading the airplanes from the terminal onto boats, and those boats are going to peoples’ houses that have been stranded without food or water for the last three or five days,” Benedix said..

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Operation Airdrop delivers supplies to areas flooded by Hurricane Florence