Disaster relief reaching across U.S. starts from Washington-Warren

Published 6:20 pm Tuesday, November 6, 2018

One of the tenants of Washington-Warren Airport has delivered over 400,000 pounds of food, water, and cleaning supplies to numerous churches for distribution into their communities across the eastern Carolinas. Mission Air Care has used trucks, instead of planes, to deliver much needed aid to communities devastated by flooding.

“As the storm slowly pummeled the coast and moved inland, I started receive calls from those wanting to help, as well as some who needed help.” said Earl Malpass, director of Mission Air Care. “Mission Air Care is blessed to part of a Baptist disaster relief network which graciously funneled us trucks, drivers, and supplies, so we could help those in need.” Additional hangar space was leased to temporarily store and sort supplies before delivery.

Some of the towns that received assistance from Washington-Warren Airport included, but not limited to, New Bern, Havelock, Newport, Morehead, Harkers Island, Jacksonville, Hamstead, Wilmington, Delco, Whiteville, and even Nicoles, SC.

In early October, a team of drivers left Washington with a tractor trailer and two Penske trucks, driving towards Tallahassee Florida, loaded with food and water. Malpass says he’s grateful for the support the City has given Mission Air Care during this time.

“We can’t help everyone, but we want to help everyone we can,” Malpass said. “While they’re screaming at each other in Washington DC, we’re trying to practice Christianity in the trenches, here in Lil’ Washington.”