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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Wings of Hope Hosts Plane Wash to Benefit International Humanitarian Aviation Programs
By Carmelo Turdo
Wings of Hope hosted a plane wash fundraiser Saturday at
their Spirit of St. Louis Airport facility to benefit international
humanitarian aviation programs. Members of the Wings of Hope Young Ambassadors and
Alpha Eta Rho, the international professional college aviation fraternity with
students from Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, spent much
of the day washing a variety of aircraft. This year’s plane wash received
special promotion from GoJet Airlines, and raised $3,955 according to Wings of
Hope. Special thanks also goes to Dr. Jessica Watson, Global Programs and
Partnerships Director and Coordinator of the Young Ambassadors program, and to all
who participated in the event.
The Young Ambassadors program supports Wings of Hope’s
international projects through social, educational and fundraising events.
Their mission is to engage, empower and inspire young professionals aged 21 -
45 to create cross-cultural connections and help address global problems while
building awareness of Wings of Hope. Alpha
Eta Rho is an intercollegiate non-profit organization that serves as a contact
between the aviation industry and educational institutions to foster, promote
and mentor student leaders through education, charity, scholarship, and
service, toward successful professional careers in the aviation industry.*
Wings of Hope is a global humanitarian charity that
serves as an aviation non-profit organization.The mission statement contains the objectives of delivering humanitarian
programs to the poor and assisting communities in gaining
self-sufficiency.Using aircraft to reach
remote places is the logical method.Wings
of Hope incorporated in 1967, and has since provided humanitarian and
development services around the world and in the U.S. through an inter-faith
approach to serving the needs of all mankind. *Quoted from the Wings of Hope Young Ambassadors and
Alpha Eta Rho mission statements.