Sunwing Travel Group
On Friday, September 15, 2017, Global Medic and Sunwing volunteers and staff packed hygiene kits with essential items such as soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste and water purification sachets to provide clean drinking water for 3,000 people affected by Hurricane Irma. Global Medic and Sunwing also sent building material to help with reconstruction so that families could move back home as soon as possible. Later that day, a Sunwing flight carried the supplies, as well as members of Global Medic’s Rapid Response Team to deliver the aid, “it takes a coordinated team effort to be the first carrier into airports that are closed, to coordinate the delivery of much-needed humanitarian aid, and to help evacuate stranded tourists from all nations. I am proud of our employees for their actions. In partnership with the amazing rapid response team at Global Medic, we have been able to help the people of Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, and St Maarten,” said President and CEO of Sunwing Stephen Hunter.
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