Santa flies to Hurricane Elementary with toys, propagandize reserve and more
December 4, 2016 - School Supplies
ST. GEORGE — Students during Hurricane Elementary School will accommodate scarcely dual dozen of Santa’s helpers subsequent week when proffer pilots of a Utah Wing of Angel Flight West broach a special package during a team’s annual “Santa Flight.”
The team, that includes 22 proffer pilots, departs from a South Valley Regional Airport located in West Jordan during 8 a.m. Thursday. Once during a school, they will broach toys, propagandize supplies, books, backpacks and comfortable wardrobe to some-more than 600 children during a facile school.
Sixteen Scouts have used this as their Eagle Scout use project, entertainment donated propagandize supplies, winter coats, books and toys formed on a needs of a school.
The school’s Parent Teacher Organization will ride a pilots to a facile propagandize for an assembly. After being serenaded by a students, Santa, Mrs. Claus and a elves will give out hugs and candy canes. Members of a Utah National Guard 2nd Battalion 222nd Field Artillery – or “Triple Deuce” – will assistance unpack a planes and ride a equipment to a school.
Since a initial Santa Flight in 2000, a members of a Utah Wing have worked with their internal communities to accumulate indispensable reserve and toys and broach them to Title we schools in farming communities via Utah.
Santa Flight coordinators Steve Bollinger, AFW UT wing leader; Phil Titus, AFW overdo coordinator; Joanne Brattain, AFW overdo coordinator; Tim Miller, commander briefer and Santa; and a Scout leaders have worked on this plan given September. Bollinger pronounced a partnership between AFW and a Scouts has been vicious in a success of this project.
As with each Angel Flight mission, a pilots present their time, talent, airplanes, fuel and handling expenses.
Founded in 1983, Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven classification that arranges free, nonemergency atmosphere travel in response to health caring and other constrained tellurian needs. The Utah Wing has 77 pilots and flies over 100 missions a year within Utah and via a Intermountain West.