A Nampa non-profit is sending additional aid to Haiti as the country recovers from getting hit by Hurricane Matthew, according to a Mission Aviation Fellowship press release.
MAF is a Christian humanitarian organization that coordinates with other non-profits around the world to assist in getting aid to remote areas via airplanes and other technology.
MAF sent a fourth airplane and three staff to Haiti, where the organization has a permanent station, on Thursday. The organization will also boost communications between humanitarian organizations by installing a satellite communication system, according to the release.
“Even before the hurricane, the poor condition of Haiti’s roads made travel very difficult,” said John Boyd, MAF president in a statement. “Now the people are virtually cut off, at a time when they so desperately need help.”
The nonprofit’s permanent Haiti location supports six missionary families, 15 local staff and three airplanes, according to the release.