Sunwing Foundation initiates charity drive and raises over $20,000 for GlobalMedic to support further humanitarian efforts across the Caribbean
Thanks in part to the generosity of Sunwing customers, the Sunwing Foundation has made a donation of $20,716 to GlobalMedic; a Canadian international disaster relief charity. Sunwing matched the funds raised through the airline’s spare change program over a 6-week period. The money will be used by GlobalMedic to provide ongoing aid to areas of the Caribbean most impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
“As Sunwing sends aircraft into destinations to repatriate its own customers (and often other Canadians), GlobalMedic then uses these outbound flights to transport much-needed emergency aid and first response crews. GlobalMedic has an established track record of being the first on the scene to provide vital aid and we had no hesitation in facilitating this donation for them. We would also like to express our gratitude to our passengers for their generosity.” – The President & CEO of Sunwing Travel Group explained the synergy in partnering with GlobalMedic.
As the charitable initiative of the Sunwing Travel Group, the Foundation supports charities by passing on 100% of all donations raised through its spare change program on Sunwing Airlines along with matching funds with a donation of its own, taking no administrative fees.
“We appreciate the continued support of Sunwing, along with the generous spirit of its employees who actively participated in packing events to support hurricane victims.” – Executive Director of GlobalMedic
On September 9th and 10th, Sunwing Airlines was the first commercial carrier to arrive in St Maarten, bringing with them GlobalMedic’s Rapid Response Team members along with water purification systems and hygiene supplies to help the thousands affected by the hurricanes. The airline also sent two consignments, one from Toronto and the other from Montreal, carrying water purification tablets and hygiene kits into Cuba the following week. Then on September 15th, an additional Rapid Response Team was flown to Antigua on a special humanitarian flight with a large consignment of aid, tools and construction materials destined for Barbuda.