On Saturday, October 13, partners and friends will gather for the 31st Americares Airlift Benefit.
Join us for a unique experience in an airplane hangar transformed for an inspirational evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing, followed by our signature Airlift.
This year, we will travel to Puerto Rico, where communities are struggling to recover following Hurricane Maria.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
JPMorgan Chase Hangar E1 – 73 Tower Road
Westchester County Airport – White Plains, New York
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
Passengers on the Airlift will depart from Westchester County Airport at approximately 10:00 p.m., arriving in Ponce, Puerto Rico about 2:00 a.m. local time.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
Sunday morning we will gather for breakfast, followed by a day of activities. We will depart from Ponce in the late afternoon and expect to arrive at Westchester County Airport around 9:00 p.m.
When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on September 18, 2017, the massive storm’s 155 mph winds tore off roofs and cut the island’s power supply, while torrential rain flooded communities. Puerto Rico’s 3.3 million residents were without power for months and many had no water. Survivors sought health care in damaged health centers operating on generators. Americares immediate response included airlifts of medicine and medical supplies, mobile medical teams for vulnerable patients in remote communities, support for damaged health centers and transportation for patients in need of critical care. Americares long-term recovery activities focus on mental health and disaster preparedness, with the goal of a fully recovered and more resilient Puerto Rico.