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Nampa non-profit sends airplane, technology to Haiti

The fourth Mission Aviation Fellowship plane arrived is pictured arriving in Haiti.
The fourth Mission Aviation Fellowship plane arrived is pictured arriving in Haiti.

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.

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