When the massive famine occurred in Africa in 1972, Mercy Airlift was there for 27 months providing daily flights to feeding stations in the remote areas of Ethiopia. When the great earthquake of 1976 hit Guatemala and killed 30,000 people, Mercy Airlift was there to bring support and healing. Of these missions and thousands of others, the dedicated personnel and volunteers of Mercy Airlift worked around the clock providing thousands of tons of relief supplies and recovery assistance. Many people died as victims of these tragedies, yet hundreds of thousands on nearly every continent of the world, were saved in thanks in part to the efforts of the Mercy Airlift team.

Millions of lives from around the world have been touched by the courageous efforts of Mercy Airlift, including the countries of Ethiopia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Congo, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Tongan Islands, Uganda and Zimbabwe, as well as local American areas such as Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and many of the American Indian Reservations throughout the United States.

When the massive famine occurred in Africa in 1972, Mercy Airlift was there for 27 months providing daily flights to feeding stations in the remote areas of Ethiopia. When the great earthquake of 1976 hit Guatemala and killed 30,000 people, Mercy Airlift was there to bring support and healing. Of these missions and thousands of others, the dedicated personnel and volunteers of Mercy Airlift worked around the clock providing thousands of tons of relief supplies and recovery assistance. Many people died as victims of these tragedies, yet hundreds of thousands on nearly every continent of the world, were saved in thanks in part to the efforts of the Mercy Airlift team.

Millions of lives from around the world have been touched by the courageous efforts of Mercy Airlift, including the countries of Ethiopia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Congo, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, Tongan Islands, Uganda and Zimbabwe, as well as local American areas such as Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and many of the American Indian Reservations throughout the United States.

HISTORICAL REVIEW OF HUMANATARIAN ACTIVITIES

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1973 – Uganda, Africa    
Thousands of doses of Measles Vaccine were transported to Uganda for the immunization
children.

1973-1979 – Ethiopia Famine
Mercy Airlift dispatched DC-3 aircraft and crews to Ethiopia to transport food
supplies directly to the interior of the country saving thousands of lives by transporting
the desperately needed food directly to the starving people.  

1975 – Lima, Peru 
20,000 pounds of medical supplies were transported to provide survival for residents
injured by Communist Insurgents.

1976 – Guatemala Earthquake
20,000 Ibs. of disaster relief supplies. In a joint venture activity with Christian
Pilots Association.

Mercy transported cement block making machines
and support materials in conjunction with the rebuilding of 115 churches damaged or
destroyed by the earthquake.

1977 – Mexico City, Mexico
38,000 pounds of burn dressings were transported for the victims of a gas explosion as
were an additional 22,000 pounds of food and clothing.
        

1979                       

120 young people from the Lake Avenue Congregational church in Pasadena, California
volunteered to unload, sort and reload over 250,000 pounds of donated relief supplies
bound for countries in Africa, the Philippines and Central and South America.

1980-1982 – Arizona       
5,000 pounds of supplies were delivered to several sights in Arizona benefited the health
care of some 54,000 Indian People on seven Reservations in Arizona 

1984-1990                               

A 30,000 square foot warehouse was secured to store emergency relief supplies donated
to Mercy Airlift.  Over 500,000 pounds of food, medical supplies and clothes
were collected and transported throughout Mexico and South America in response to requests
from Government and other Relief Agencies.
             

During this period of time over 5 million pounds
of relief supplies were accumulated and transported directly to disaster sights worldwide.

1985 – Mexico 
35,000 pounds of relief supplies were transported in response to this earthquake.

1986 – Tonga Islands, South Pacific
19,000 pounds were accumulated and transported in response to Cyclone Martin.

1991 – Mexico
10,000 homes in Mexico were supplied with Earthquake Preparedness Kits.

1992 – Philippines
12,000 pounds of medical supplies, clothing and construction supplies were transported
in response to the volcanic eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.

1993 – Zimbabwe, Africa
6,000 pounds of medical supplies and vaccines were transported in response to a
Cholera Epidemic.
                                               

1992-1996 – Philippines
Over 111,000 pounds of medical supplies, clothing and construction supplies were
transported in response to continuing volcanic eruptions and floods.   

1994 – Peru, South America
25,000 pounds of temporary housing materials were transported in response to flooding.

1996 – Nicaragua   
8,000 pounds of medical supplies, clothing and construction supplies were transported
in response to the volcanic eruptions.

1998 – Congo – Kinshasa
In response to sever flooding, 6,500 pounds of agricultural supplies were transported
including seeds, food and agriculture equipment. 
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