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.

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