All set -- Supplies for Alaska shelter from NY

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All set -- Supplies for Alaska shelter from NY

Postby deeogee1 on Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:01 am

A wonderful lady in NY coordinates fundraisers for shelters. Recently a shelter in a Aniak became the focus. They collected lots of stuff desperately needed by the shelter--now the dilemma is to get it delivered ASAP.
This has gained national attention sort of. Our local news stations and radio stations have been telling our plight and it got picked up out in Arizona and California.

The weight is close to 300 pounds and the size of the boxes range from the size of a large television to xerox paper box size. None of them are actually heavy. BUT we just have a lot of bedding, blankets, leashes, towels and toys all packed and trying to get them there because winter is really setting in there and the sooner the better.


Starting Zip Code would be from either Albany Airport 12205 or Schenectady Airport 12302. Even help to Anchorage would be tremendous.

I am hoping the commercial airline employees here might be able to offer ideas.
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Re: Supplies for Alaska shelter from NY fundraiser event

Postby Steve Foley on Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:14 pm

This request is really outside the scope of PilotsNPaws. A 3200 nautical mile transport would require (In my plane) over 250 gallons of fuel each way. I'd have to get the plane back as well, requiring another 250 gallons. At $5/gallon for avgas, this trip would consume $2500 in fuel alone.

I think that's a little much to ask of volunteers.
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Re: Supplies for Alaska shelter from NY fundraiser event

Postby deeogee1 on Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:48 pm

The only request made was for airline information.
I am hoping the commercial airline employees here might be able to offer ideas.


Don't know why you jumped to your conclusion :?:

Anyway--Thanks for the resources, Julia & JB.

Anyone wishing to learn more about this can go to
http://www.rallytorescue.org/articles/a ... icleId=135 & http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/rural/story/702881.html

Plans are starting to fall into place now with a new rescue flight group. Thank you,Ted.
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