Santa Flight 2016
At TVS Pro, we try our best to give back to the community when we can! That’s why we’re a proud sponsor of Angel Flight – which provides free medical and ‘compassion’ flights for those who qualify. Not only do we support Angel Flight, but our own Jerry, Steve, and James Bollinger are active member pilots of Angel Flight’s division for the West – with Steve Bollinger as the division’s wing leader and Santa Flight coordinator!
This year TVS Pro placed collection boxes in both our service and sales departments to collect school supplies, backpacks, clothing, toys and other donations to benefit Hurricane Elementary School – a Title One elementary school. Along with our donation, altogether Angel Flight West was able to donate around 7,000 lbs of supplies and $8,000 in monetary donations to the school which serves over 600 students.
Not only was the school delighted by the donations but the delivery was made by 18 planes, a couple of helicopters, the ‘Triple Deuce’ National Guard, 16 Eagle Scouts, 1 Girl Scout – and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus!
This is the 16th year members of the Utah Wing of Angel Flight West has gathered and delivered needed supplies and toys to a Title One school in a rural community in Utah.
Check out the news coverage!
FOX 13 – Angel Flight volunteers deliver Christmas donations to children in Hurricane
ABC Channel 4 (Good 4 Utah) – Santa Flight Delivers To Hurricane Elementary
Southern Utah Live – Hurricane Elementary gets special visit from Santa in flight
Deseret News – Santa makes a special delivery to Hurricane schoolchildren
The Spectrum – Angel Flight West brings Santa, donations to Hurricane Elementary for annual Santa Flight
About Angel Flight
Angel Flight West (AFW) is an organization of volunteer private pilots offering the gift of flight to thousands of stricken children and adults for over 30 years.
Along with their commercial airline partners, AFW arranges non- emergency air transportation without cost to qualified passengers. Missions flown by AFW include private pilots volunteering their time and donating all expenses to provide passengers access to treatment at faraway medical centers; transporting blood to critically ill patients; flying special needs kids to summer camps; and many more humanitarian missions.
Deploying their own proprietary scheduling tool, the Angel Flight Information Database System, AFW coordinates a 13-state (including Alaska and Hawaii) flying corps of volunteer pilots flying over 4,000 missions a year.
For more information visit http://www.angelflightwest.org/