Sol Relief: Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

It’s no secret how devasting hurricanes can be. We all see their destruction on the news, multiple times a year, every year. However, nothing compares to seeing the fallout in person — it’s a sobering and much different feeling than watching it on a screen. I had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of this while in Florida last week. I stopped by the airport to visit our longtime friends, St. Pete Air, who have been instrumental in leading relief efforts from the St. Pete/Tampa area.

In fact, at the time of my visit, they had already completed over 70 (!) flights taking supplies, food, and resources to the Bahamas. By the time of this publishing I’m sure it will have surpassed 100 flights. All of the flights, supplies, and resources rely on volunteers, and many local pilots have volunteered their flight time and aircraft as well. The driving force behind all of this is Sol Relief. Sol Relief has its roots in 2017, following the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

It was then that founder Jen Lockwood formed Sol Relief, a venture focused on providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief through the use of aviation. I saw firsthand the great work these people and this foundation provides. It becomes very real when you meet Bahamians who have come to the US because they simply have nothing left in their homeland.

To find out more, and to find out how you can help, visit their website, contact us, or reach out to them directly at (727) 310-8270.