Joint Base reservists delivering aid over New Year's weekend

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC - Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing are scheduled to deliver almost four tons of humanitarian aid, school supplies, and first responder emergency equipment to Central America and the Caribbean this holiday weekend.

The four-day mission involves two C-17 Globemaster III aircraft delivering medical and school supplies valued at approximately $67,000 to Lifeline Orphanage located in Haiti.

The crew will also deliver clothing, food, medical and school supplies to Grenada valued at approximately $25,000, donated by the efforts of the Good News Project, Inc., an interfaith organization located in Wausau, Wis.

A fire truck along with nearly 3.5 tons of donated medical supplies and firefighting equipment is scheduled for delivery to Managua, Nicaragua as well.

Missions like this are made possible by the Denton Amendment, a state department program allowing the delivery of donated humanitarian aid to fly on Air Force assets on a space available basis.